Male Scarlet Skimmer
|Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur)
|Date Taken: 2016-10-15|
|Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-09-05 0:19|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This picture of a male Scarlet Skimmer is from my archives of 2016. The shot was taken with my Sony compact camera.|
The scarlet skimmer or ruddy marsh skimmer, Crocothemis servilia, is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to east and southeast Asia and introduced to Jamaica, Florida, and Hawaii.
It is a medium sized blood red dragonfly with a thin black line along the mid-dorsal abdomen. It breeds in ponds, ditches, marshes, open swamps and rice fields.
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Nice image with a very high quality. Stunning sharpness.
- [2017-09-05 6:49]
There is no doubt about how this particular species obtained its name, such vivid red color. Once again your compact shows us its ability to create a work of art. Super sharp and clear as a bell. Even under adverse lighting condition it produced excellent exposure of the subject. Great job!!
- [2017-09-05 13:38]
HI Ram,great exposure of the difficult clear location of this skimmer,the red too is very bright,a very good capture of this common dragofly,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano