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Male Scarlet Skimmer

Male Scarlet 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: 2017-09-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-07 3:23
Viewed: 714
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another male Scarlet Skimmer captured this morning in the Lotus pond of my school.

The scarlet skimmer or ruddy marsh skimmer, Crocothemis servilia, is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to east and southeast Asia and introduced to Jamaica, Florida, and Hawaii.

It is a medium sized blood red dragonfly with a thin black line along the mid-dorsal abdomen. It breeds in ponds, ditches, marshes, open swamps and rice fields.

There are two known subspecies; Crocothemis servilia servilia Drury, 1773 and Crocothemis servilia mariannae Kiauta, 1983. C. s. mariannae lacks the mid-dorsal black stripe.


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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-07 6:39]

Hello Ram,
Another fantastic shot of your beautiful Scarlet Skimmer. Exceptional detail and bright vivid red colors. The side view pose shows off its features very nicely. What is interesting about this species is that the entire dragonfly includeding its eyes, are the exact same color.

hello Ram
une belle prise, bons contrastes rouge sur vert.
bonne qualité des couleurs

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-07 12:17]

Hi Ram,very bright capture of this dragonfly! The red contrast well the green of background,impressive details as usual. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,
A very attractive macro image with nice contrast against the green leafs. Nice details of this dragonfly.

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