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"Butterfly Skimmer"

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Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-05-27
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up, Korean Dragonflies, World of Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-06 8:24
Viewed: 8625
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
English name: Butterfly Skimmer
Scientific name: Rhyothemis fuliginosa Selys, 1883
Total length: 40mm
An immature male

This speices is a beautiful dragonfly in South Korea.
The wing of the dragonfly is very beautiful and flies
like a butterfly. Especially,an immature dragonfly wings glitter in the sun like this photo.

Thanks for looking.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-06 8:26]

Hi Kevin,
The king of dragonflies! Wing colors are wonderful and the photo is very well taken; pov, details, sharpness and light are spon on.
TFS, José M.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-12-06 8:45]

Hi Kevin,
Amazing macro shot!
so rich with colors and details. so beautifull BG and Comp!!
deserves much more than 2 points..
very well done and TFS!!!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-06 8:48]

Beautiful shot Kevin! The colors of the wings look amazing! TFS

Great pic.
Excellent details, color and sharpness.
Nice species.
More info on the picture details (f, exposure time, camera, etc) would be welcome.

Hello Kevin,
What beautiful butterfly!
The POV and composition are great. The DOF let us admire a bit of the surrounds, so soft.
The wing's details are really filigree, what an extraordinary structure and colors.
The presentation is also very good.
This is really a masterpiece, congratulations and thanks for share with us,

Hi Kevin,
Amazing colourful capture of the bf skimmer,
POV,sharpness and framing are great,
Well done

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-06 9:05]

This is absolutely amazing!
This is probably the most beaututiful dragonfly i've ever seen!
What a capture, Kevin!
The details and textures here are excellent and the reflection of the light impecable. Also the POV is great adn teh DOF perfect.
The lovely colors, and the nice framing complete this fantastic composition.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-06 9:06]

Magnífica macro, bellos colores y buena nitidez y compo. Genial amigo Kevin... saludos

Hi Kevin,
Wonderful insect depicted. Image is great too; good sharpness showing the metallic colrs in the wings; the latter are like colored translucent glass. Really a 'tuned' insect...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-06 9:27]

Hi Kevin,
Lucky man, to see this kind of beautiful creature! Splendid shot of this wonderful dragonfly.
Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-06 9:53]

Hello Kevin,
What a wonderful butterflydragon! Amazing metallic shine and beautiful texture on the wings. All very sharp. Excellent composition with the dragonfly in a nice pose.
TFS, Ulla

Hi Kevin!
Rhyothemis is a very decorative species; I shot some Rhyothemis variegata in India and I was excited when I saw it for the first time.
This Rhyothemis fuliginosa is actually prettier than variegata, and this is a male, as per your note.
Beautiful image from a very good perspective. All the details and colours are perfect.
Thanks and take care.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-06 12:23]

Hi Kevin.
Excellent macro.Perfect POV,DOF and blurry bg.Beautiful composition.Amazing colours.I like coloured effect on wings.Fine sharp details.
Congratulate,great work.
Thanks! Regards Milos

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-12-06 13:36]

Excellently composed and focused shot,
great POV aswell as framing :)
Cheers :D

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-06 15:00]

Great macro Kevin with amazing colors and point of view.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing.

I like it: frame (something thick), notes.

I don't like it: the lack of the values of the image.

I like the light effect on the wings.
Very interesting presentation... thank you for sharing.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-06 16:07]

Gorgeous wings! lovely colours, sharp details and a nice composition



Hi Kevin,
Lovely great picture and very good sharpness..!
Beautifull colours and good framed....Good shot..!
Best regards,

Hello Kevin
Great shot of this beautiful skimmer.
It is a perfect view of the body of this dragonfly and the colors and details are superb.
Great composition, cropping and framing with excellent POV and BG.
Regards and TFS

This is a gorgeous dragonfly. The iridescent colors are so beautiful. It is a wonderfully sharp photo and thanks for sharing it with us.

Evelynn : )

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-06 23:16]

Outstanding detail, razor sharp focus, excellent esposu5re. Nice composition.

Hi Kevin,
Superb shot of this interesting dragonfly. I never see this kind of butterfly before. Excellent sharpness and very neat blurry BG. Colors are amazingly beautiful.

Ben Lakitan

Spectacular species and well captured.

Great composition, POV and DOF.

Excellent sharpness and exposure.

Truely great photo, Kevin. Since almost everything has been said already, I can't add much - congratulations!

Tfs, best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-07 20:33]

Hello Kevin

Super sharp image.The DOF and POV are excellent.The photo is perfectly focused.The colours are well saturated.Nicely composed and framed.One of the best dragonfly shots I've seen.TFS


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-09 2:30]

Hello Kevin,
Excellent macro,
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-11 14:33]

Hi Kevin,

What a incredible shot and I agree with Horia that it the most beautiful Dragonfly that I have ever seen too, superb composition a wonderful pose and great POV, the details are excellent and the light reflecting the metallic colours is amazing.

TFS Hilary :o)

To do picture of dragonflies is not a very easy thing because they always fly off then we are ready to shot! In that sense, your picture is perfect, especially with Neurothemis species which are very prompt to move. This individual is wonderful.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-01-26 16:13]

Hello Kevin,

Lovely picture: good sharpness with perfect details. What an amazing details.


Hello Kevin.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

WOW! NEVER seen a Odonata as beautiful as this one. It is aptly named. The picture being sharp and clear brings its beauty out all the more,

Thank you very much for this post.

Warm regards,

wow that is a beautiful creature
you captured it perfectly

Congratulations! This picture is perfect.

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