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Scarlet Skimmer

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: 2018-03-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-29 23:41
Viewed: 708
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First dragonfly of the season for me.

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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hallo Ram
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2018-03-30 12:08]

Hi Ram
Excellent picture of your first dragonfly, very nice composition, good details and sharpness, very beautiful natural colors



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-03-30 13:53]

Hi Ram,no dragonflies for the moment in my country,the weather is still cold and rainy. But a great surprise for you,a magnificent scarlet skimmer,taken from above with the best details and a very bright red,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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