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Slender Skimmer


Slender Skimmer
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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: 2012-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-03 7:20
Viewed: 1957
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last month on a rainy day, I went out into the school vegetable farm to find some insects. Turned out to be a rich day with many species of insects visible. However, this rather tatty and worn out Slender Skimmer caught my attention when I saw it twisting its abdomen. I took a quick shot and this is how it looked.

Here is a brief note on the species taken from Wikipedia:

Orthetrum sabina, the Slender Skimmer or Green Marsh Hawk, is a species of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae. It is found from south-eastern Europe and North Africa to Japan and south to Australia and Micronesia.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthetrum_sabina

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yes Sir, you captured this Slender Skimmer in a perfect moment with great clarity and colour. blurry green BG is also very beautiful and pleasant.
with regards,
samiran

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-10-03 8:30]

Thank you for sharing this fantastic species of your country! I like the position, composition and the light on the Slender with the dark and beautiful green background. Congratulation. Un saludo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-03 8:37]

Hello Ram,
Very nice macro of this Slender Skimmer. Good sharp focus and beautiful natural colours.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Ram, great macro of beautiful dragonfly, superb sharpness, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Ram
very good composition with good details and beautiful colours
thansk greeting lou

Hi Ram,
interesting and nice dragonfly. Excellent point of view.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-05 6:35]

Hello Ram
Another great closed up.Well composed image with good POV.Sharp image with great details.Colors and light are very nice.
TFS Michel

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