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Long-legged Marsh Glider

Long-legged Marsh Glider
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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: 2008-04-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 1:20
Viewed: 2999
Points: 44
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Long-legged Marsh Glider

Friends, I had shot this dragonfly only once before -- at Mumbai in 2006. Yesterday I met this species in our garden for the second time.
It is a very cooperative dragonfly and allows you to push the camera into its face without getting disturbed. Even if it does fly away a few feet, it returns to the same perch.
This fellow is small in size; I finished 1 GB of my memory stick by taking 60 raw macros of it.
I am posting one of them today.

(Kirby, 1889)


Name: Long-legged Marsh Glider

Scientific Name: Trithemis pallidinervis

Identification: This is a yellowish brown, medium sized dragonfly with noticeably long legs. The thorax has three black stripes on each side and the underside of the abdomen is black.

Trithemis pallidinervis is found in China, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.

Source: http://www.asia-dragonfly.net/globalResults.php?Species=131&offset=10

Thanks for looking.

Heaven, inked, mariki, aes_thor, fartash, marhowie, Amadeo, eqshannon, Luis52, matatur, parthasarathi, montivipera, rcrick has marked this note useful
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Hi Ram!

I'm glad you were able to take this picture! You did it in a wonderful manner: the colours are superb, the richness of details is impressive and the background with the lightspots suits the insect very well.

Isn't it wonderful to look at this magnificient and delicate creature?

Kind regards


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-04-21 1:43]

hi Ram,
nice one of this dragonfly. really well focused showing great detail, i have trouble getting such nice focus all over. i like the composition with the perch coming from the top corner. nice pov and background. well done and tfs

Hello Ram,

Excellent presentation of this dragonfly. Very good POV, DOF and sharpness. Good light and great natural colours.


Great photo with excellent colours and DOF. Everything sharp and clear, nice pose of this dragonfly, great thanks for sharing!

Hello Ram
Excellent shot of this Marsh Glider ,
Perfect details,DOF and exposure .
Superb shot.


Nice job of this Ram!
Looks like you worked em' over with 60 frames..I learned early on that you have to shoot, shoot, shoot, to get one right. Had my first go of the season this Saturday. Not much action yet by the creek, just a few damsels. Another month and the place will be buzzin' with life though..
This image has excellent light, DOF, detail, and natural looking color..A good composition, BG, and POV.
I hope I can have some luck myself this year, and find a new specie or two. My dragonfly archive is just pitiful :(
Well done!

Hola Ram, me gusta la composición de la toma, bien enfocada, color natural y una buena luz. Un saludo

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  • Max31 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 39] (201)
  • [2008-04-21 3:28]

Bonjour Ram,
Très belle macro de cette libellule. Je suis impressionné par la netteté présente sur tout le corps de l'insecte et le flou présent sur la végétation où la libellule est posée.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-21 4:18]

Hi Ram,you be sure that i like this dragonfly,the details of the eyes is impressive,great great quality of my preferd insect,thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Ram

60 shots, ha ha, at leat one should come out good and it has.
Good sharpness, details and DOF.
Good green background to highlight the dragon well.


You have a good eye for th dragonfly. And you always present them in a slightly different view than say Sumon or Pankaj...it is nice to have a variety of images taken at different angles don't you think? I still think the Nikon does an exemplary job at imaging close in. Very nicely notated as well Ram;
Hope your week goes well...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-21 8:07]

Hello Ram,
Excellent photo of this Dragonfly. Perfect sharpness and very beautiful clear colours. Good POV and composition.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-21 8:27]

Very nice image of this pretty dragonfly, Ram!
The POV is excellent!
Very smooth with great clarity and superb sharpness.
Brilliant DOF for f/5.0!
Great composition.
Well done my friend!


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-04-21 8:50]

Hello Ram,
an excellent and attractive dragonfly picture!
Colours and composition are nice. Technically perfect with respect to well selected focus
plane in combination with point of view.
Fine colours and light.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Ram,
This is an opportunity. You managed to photograph this dragonfly very well for example in terms of POV and DOF.
Looking forward to see another one from the 1GB...

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-21 18:42]

Hola Ram.
Un Macro de exelente calidad. Exquisitos detalles se aprecian dada la calidad de la foto. La pose muy bella y la nota escrita es exelente.
Saludos Ram.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-21 23:00]

Hi Ram

Lovely composition - very good camera work - good focus and POV.


A fine specimen again captured expertly Ram, those huge eyes and the torso bulginig with flight muscles are intimidating, my friend. The pleasantly OOF darkish BG highlights the composition perfectly. TFS and cheers,

Excellent photo of the Dragonfly. Perfect sharpness and beautiful colours.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-22 23:22]

Hello Ram Sir,
Very nice shot and view of this dragon fly. HOpe you get many more cooperative to your shoot. TFS ganesh

Excellent capture, TFS.

Hi Ram,

What a stunning shot of this Long-legged Marsh Glider, the POV is excellent, beautiful colours, superb detail with excellent separation from the OOF background, really nice work,

Cheers Rick :)

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