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Scarlet Skimmer Male

Scarlet Skimmer Male
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-10-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-10-28 8:18
Viewed: 681
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

There are two known subspecies; Crocothemis servilia servilia Drury, 1773 and Crocothemis servilia mariannae Kiauta, 1983. C. s. mariannae lacks the mid-dorsal black stripe.


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hallo ram
very nice to see this red dragonfly
greta composition and lovely colours
than ks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-10-28 15:25]

Hi Ram,a common species of dragonfly in a very curious and original perspective from above. Great idea to show us that in a different way,and the sharpness is absolutely perfect,like the brightness of its red. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-10-28 19:10]

Hello Ram,
I guessed this was taken with your Sony Cyber shot HX50V as soon as I saw it. The quality of this combination is always exceptional. I really like these beautiful bright colored dragonflies of yours, red dragonflies seem to be a rarity here in Ohio. The insects here in Ohio are pretty much gone for the year, they will reappear next spring as always.

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