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Common skimmer in rice field


Common skimmer in rice field
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Copyright: mikio kato (lazyman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 13 N: 192] (1023)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax DA 50-200mm f4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-04 6:41
Viewed: 1988
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph photographs the place where the dragonfly had stopped at the stalk, while I am walking along the narrow farm road of a rice field. Common skimmer is a medium-sized dragonfly which inhabits a damp area, a rice field, etc. It is distributed over Russia (Far East), China, South Korea, Taiwan, etc. besides whole extent of Japan. It is a kind very ordinary to the swamp and reservoir of the flat ground, and since it sees widely in a city area etc., in Japan, it is one of the dragonflies loved best. The length is 50 - 55 mm, and the length of a hind wing is a dragonfly with a medium size of around 43 mm. Since it lives also in artificial water areas, such as natural pond/marsh, a paddy field besides the loose small river, and a pond of a park, we can see a city area sufficiently. Like other dragonflies, an imago and a larva are meat diets and eat small insect well. The winter is passed by a larva, and emergence is continuously seen from spring to early autumn, and is performed on the stalk of the plant which came out from the water surface, a stake, the surface of a wall of shore protection, etc. In Honshu, an imago will appear around from the middle of April, and it will see till around October.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-06-04 9:10]

Great picture Mikio of this species. We have a similiar one here in Spain, the Orthetrum cancellatum. Your picture is excellent as the composition. Congratulation and saludos.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-04 9:29]

Hi Mikio,very original way to take this dragonfly from the distance,a minimalistic composition whit a great perspective and 3D effect,beautiful soft background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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