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Roseate Skimmer-Pretty in Pink

Roseate Skimmer-Pretty in Pink
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Copyright: Janice McCafferty (mjaniceanne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 17] (64)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-13 13:32
Viewed: 4189
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a male Roseate Skimmer (Orthemis ferruginea), a common dragonfly found in Florida and as far south as Chile. Females have a orangeish abdomen with clear orange wings. They like to cruise the tall grassy vegetation and are very aggressive predators towards insects only slightly smaller. The males seem to vary in color from pale rose to bright neon pink! This one was taken on the edge of a small oond in my campground.

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Hi Janice,
this pink dragon is wonderful, I never saw such a specimen in nature with my own eyes, amazing!
Excellent shot with brilliant colours, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugardua

Ciao Janice,
bellissima immagine di libellula catturata con straordinaria nitidezza in una classica posa con uno stupendo OOF BG, i colori sono fantastici.

hello Janice!
catch extremely rich in color and BG this Orthemis ferruginea , pink dragonfly with perfect details..

best regards sERGIO

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-13 15:37]

Hi Janice,
A warm welcome to TN.
What a gorgeous shot of this pink skimmer.
An outstanding color.
The exposure is super, as the wing details are rendered without any burn-outs.
Great DOF resulting in a clean out-of-focus background.
Wonderful presentation of the insect with the wings nicely spread out.
Good composition with the diagonal branch.
TFS. : )

Olá Janice

Um espetáculo esta foto...amei. A libélula com este tom de rosa pink e liláz é simplismente maravilhoso, nunca tinha visto nada igual...parabéns pelo trabalho!
Grande abraço,

A beautiful dragonfly captured with skill, Janice.
We have a similar one in Asia that goes by the name of Scarlet Skimmer.
This is apparently a male.
Let me also welcome you to TN.
Thanks and regards.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-13 22:20]

Hi Janice
Nice capture, beautiful colors, perfect focus and good details. Good job.
RAzvan Zinia

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-12-13 22:28]

Hello Janice,

a nice picture of a beautiful dragonfly shown against a smooth and nicely coloured background.
The whole composition and the point of view are attractive.
A slight increase in depth of field (by f/8 to f/10) would have been advantageous.

Best wishes, Peter

Hi Janice,

Amazing photograph and details! This dragonfly is so lovely.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-14 1:57]

Hello Janice,
Welcome to TN!
A superb capture of a male Roseate Skimmer, taken from a fine POV that shows its colors and details with excellent sharpness against a neutral BG. I also like the simple composition on the twig.
Thanks for sharing this delightful image and I look forward to seeing more from you!

Hi Janice,
What a beautiful capture of this colorful dragonfly.
You've got a very sharp image, on which we can appreciate the forms and textures of the insect's body.
The out of focus background works great here.
WEll done and thanks for share.
Me best regards,

Hi Janice,
that gem of a dragonfly in exquisite colours is very nicely presenting its pink abdomen in flashy contrast, perfectly set off against the drab green distant background. Very well composed picture, perfectly reduced to the essence.
Thank you! With all my best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-12 0:48]

Hi Janice,
lovely piece of shot showing the skimmer in excellent clarity and natural colours. Nicely muted background and the softness and blurriness add beauty to your pleasant capture.


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