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Orthetrum sabina

Orthetrum sabina
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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: 2016-09-15
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: 2016-09-15 4:02
Viewed: 1385
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot this male Slender Skimmer in my school lotus pond today morning. This pond hosts a variety of Odonata during summers.

Orthetrum sabina, the Slender Skimmer or Green Marsh Hawk, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is widespread, being found from southeastern Europe and North Africa to Japan and south to Australia and Micronesia. Adults are greyish to greenish yellow with black and pale markings. It is very similar to Orthetrum serapia in appearance, with both species appearing in northern Australia. Pale markings on segment four of the abdomen do not extend into the posterior section when viewed from above on Orthetrum sabina. It is medium sized with a wingspan of 60-85mm.


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Ram, une magnifique composition, belle netteté et bons détails.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-09-15 15:30]

Hi Ram,curious point of view but really nice,perfect to show us the slim tail of this dragonfly in an excellent way,interesting post as usual! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,
Very sharp image and with perfect focus as usual. I like the natural colors and the POV in which you shot this photo.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-09-16 12:12]

Hello Ram,
A very pretty dragonfly shown in wonderful detail and from a nice diagonal side POV. I really like its unusual contrasting colors. The front portion is a splendid yellowish green metallic shade while the abdomen an attractive black and white pattern. Great lighting and displayed in an attractive manner.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2016-09-17 11:09]

Hi Ram

Very nice diagonal post of this skimmer, I like this POV, very nice composition, great sharpness and details.



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