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Spangled Skimmer (male)

Spangled Skimmer (male)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ruby's dragonflies & damselflies: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-06-20 19:01
Viewed: 2333
Points: 18
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Another new dragonfly species to my collection!! Happy :)

Found this male Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea) recently, in Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary, Hopkinton. One can easily confuse it with a male Slaty Skimmer . But look at those white tints in the wings.. that's different.

[Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. No tripod]

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You are having a field day with dragonflies these days, Ruby.
This is a good catch of a male of the species.
I like the blue sky for BG and also those two different impressions of its wings against diverse backgrounds.

Hallo Ruby
This is a beautiful macro. The colours in the image is really lovely and I like what the natural sunlight has done for it. I like the blueish colour in the background, the point of view and the frame. I agree with Ram about the two different impressions of the dragonflies wings agains diverse backgrounds. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hallo Ruby
照的很清楚 蜻蜓很美
一半是藍色 一半是透明 很有巧思

A good macro with fine details but a slightly overexposed


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-21 4:31]

Hello Ruby,
Fine macro of this dragonfly in good sharpness and beautiful colours. Nice background too.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-21 7:50]

Beautiful species, well captured, wish the perch is not this big..may be next time. tfs.

Hi Ruby,
you have captured a real beauty here, the colours of the dragonfly is amazing.
Good sharpness with fine details and it stand out fine against the BG.
Well done.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-21 9:02]

Hi Ruby,beautiful capture of this blue dragonfly,i like the pose and the great details and colors,very good exposure too on this difficult ans sunny tree.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ruby, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, lovely composition, excellent clarity,fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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