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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: 2017-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-19 5:31
Viewed: 815
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orthetrum sabina, the slender skimmer or green marsh hawk, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is widespread, being found from south-eastern Europe and North Africa to Japan and south to Australia and Micronesia. Adults are grayish 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 a medium-sized dragonfly with a wingspan of 60-85mm. This dragonfly perches motionless on shrubs and dry twigs for long periods. It voraciously preys on smaller butterflies and dragonflies.


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Hello Ram,
Excellent shot of a nice colorful dragonfly. Very sharp image with perfect details.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-19 9:26]

Hi Ram,another top quality capture of a dragonfly! This time this lovely Sabina,so slim and so elegant. Impressive sharpness and bright colors,i like the 3D effect made by the shadow too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-19 18:49]

Hello Ram,
What a pretty dragonfly you have presented to us. I love the beautiful markings and contrasting green, black and white colors. Awesome quality obtained from your Nikon D200. Great diagonal pose and perfectly exposed.

Ram, great hunter of India !!! What a beautiful capture !!! We can appreciate in great detail all aspects of this beautiful dragonfly. The aesthetics of the photograph is enchanting thanks to the great variety of subtle shades of green, to the minimalist composition with the insect exposed diagonally on large and rounded leaves, and for the contribution of a general balance of complementary photographic variables that are already you trademark and that give to the work that clear light "RAM", clear and strange light, that transmits an immense peace, of a sweetness, I would say, cosmic. A sweet atmosphere, yes, very sweet and gentle, that speaks surely of your powerful inner balance, my friend.

HernĂ¡n Ernesto Bortondello

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