Male Scarlet Skimmer
|Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur)
|Date Taken: 2017-09-07|
|Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-09-07 3:23|
|[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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- [2017-09-07 6:39]
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.
une belle prise, bons contrastes rouge sur vert.
bonne qualité des couleurs
- [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
A very attractive macro image with nice contrast against the green leafs. Nice details of this dragonfly.