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Rhyothemis variegata (Female) III

Rhyothemis variegata (Female) III
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature with Canon EOS400D [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-08 3:35
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Points: 56
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Common Picturewing Rhyothemis variegata (Female)

Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Rhyothemis
Species: variegata
Common Name: Common Picturewing (also known as variable glider).
Size: Male: Abdomen: 23-25mm, Hind wing:33-36mm.Female: Abdomen: 20-22mm, Hind wing: 28-37mm.
Description: A medium sized dragonfly with butterfly like yellow and brown wings. Male: Frons iridescent green. Eyes: Dark reddish brown above. Thorax: Iridescent green. Legs: Black. Wings: The forewing is
transparent and golden yellow. The wing tip, leading edge and centre of the wing are marked with deep coffee brown spots. The hindwing also has similar spots; however the central spot is absent. More over, the wing
base is marked with an irregular brown patch. The trailing edge of the hindwing has a characteristic
‘W’ shaped coffee brown mark. Wing spot: Black. Abdomen:
Black. Female: Wings: Tips of the forewings is transparent. A dark brown opaque area extends to the centre of fore wing. This area borders a bright yellow hockey stick shaped patch. In hindwings the brown opaque area is more extensive and reaches upto the wing
tip, which encloses a long yellow central patch and a small yellow spot towards the wing tip. This patch also borders yellow spots of wing margins. Wing spot:
Black. Abdomen: Bluish black. Habits and habitat: A prominent dragonfly of marshes, paddy fields and ponds. This species is easily mistaken for a butterfly.
A weak flier and frequently perches on aquatic weeds. This dragonfly is rarely seen away from water. Breeding: Breeds in marshes, ponds and paddy fields.
Flight season: Throughout the year, especially near perennial marshes.

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Splendida macro di questa libellula, eccellenti POV e composizione con un bellissimo BG, ottima nitidezza, molto belli i colori, ottimo uso del flash. Grazie e compliomenti. Ciao Maurizio

Nice comp & POV HP.
Good detail from the insects head to abdomens tip.
Interesting/different color scheme & BG here.

Hi Haraprasan!

I guess it's difficult to do better... You present us a wonderful, delicate and so nicely coloured Dragonfly, so well put on stage by you. The details are amazing, the backgroung highlights them and suits the colours of the dragonfly very well.

Kind regards


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-08 4:20]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very nice capture of this dragonfly in striking colours and in a very neat pose. Excellent focus, sharp details and a fine soft background. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Haraprasan,
Superb closeup shot,great composition and pov,very nice pose you have capture with good lighting and perfect sharpness,
well done,

Hola Haraprasan,
Preciosa composición de esta bonita libélula que nos muestras con buena definición, y detalle. TFS. saludos
José Ramón

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-08 6:14]

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-08 7:38]

Hi Haraprasan,
Excellent close up.POV,colors,simple BG and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Hola Araprasan, buen macro, tonos de color y luz hacen una toma muy bonita. Un saludo

Hi Haraprasan,

this is great one- perfect focus on dragonfly, interesting species, very nice blurred BG. Really nice looking insect- great eeys, wings, body shape. Informative note. Well done


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-08 9:29]

Hi Hara,this is great!!I like a lot your way to show us this little dragonfly,it seem a example of modern art,beautifull light and impressive details of the eyes,thanks for share this beautifull work,have a nice day,Luciano

Clear enough HP! The body seems irregular to it's shape and what I normally think. I wonder if that is because of the pose or the sub species. Very nice presentation in angel like pose!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-08 10:25]

Hi Haraprasan,

You have captured this dragonfly in the most wonderful position - the wings are amazing. Beautiful colors and excellent details. A very unusual shot - I really like it.


Hi Haraprasan, wonderful dragonfly with open wings, perfect focus, fantastic details and excellent sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Prasan,
Superb macro with the best pov!
the exposure and focus is spot on with wonderful colour and details, very well done
take care

Excellent shot and well framed picture...Detail very clear and information perfect...Look at the pose and beauty....Well done Haraprasan...Regards, Leyla...

Hello Haraprasan,

Suburp shot of these Dragonfly.
Exellent details.


Hi my dear friend Haraprasan,
What a great macro capture of this dragonfly species which I have not seen till now. The crossing lines on the backround make it very stunning. Perfectly composed and deteiled shot. TFS. Cheers,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-08 23:50]

Hi Haraprasan.
What a beautiful scene at whole. Fine pictured specimen of dragonflies and brilliant quality of the shot. BG is terrific as well as crisp sharpness of the insect image. Colours are great too. Bravo. Perfect work. My compliments.

This is the most unusual and unique perspective you chose to shoot this spectacular dragonfly, HP.
I encountered this species only once in Mumbai in 2005. After that, I never came across it.
The image from this perspective is superb with excellent details and colours on the head, thorax and abdomen. The view of its wings too in this image is very attractive.
Well done and TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-09 4:05]

Hello HP, Just brilliant. What a view and excellent sharpness. Great shot.Ganesh

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-07-09 10:32]

Hello Haraprasan ,A Great shot , this is net a elfje , great compositie colours details bg and framing ,good job ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-09 12:19]

Very original photo, Haraprasan!
The BG is awesome!
Excellent use of flash that has enhanced the amazing metallic sheen on the body.
Excellent composition.
Superb parallel POV.

You couldn't have done this better!

Very well done,

Beautiful shot, sorry, the comp's got a virus, and the techie's not oome in still!

And hello again!
And again there is a very interesting species. I like especially wings of this dragonfly. In Europe we do not have too many species of Odonata with non-transparent wings so your one looks very nice and original as for me :)
TFS and have a great Sunday!

Good shot.

Beautiful shot! Th bg looks grt. The colours and posture of the dragonfly are also magnificient.

Hola Haraprasam.
Una obra maestra, equilibrada dos veces.
Buenos detalles y gran nitidez.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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