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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-16 21:57
Viewed: 3413
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Picturewing (Rhyothemis variegata) is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, found in South Asia. They appear to have weak flight and can easily be mistaken for butterflies.

The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world. It is sometimes considered to contain the Corduliidae as the subfamily Corduliinae and the Macromiidae as the subfamily Macromiinae. Even if these are excluded (as Silsby does) we are left with a family of over 1000 species. With nearly worldwide distribution these are almost certainly the most often seen of the dragonflies. Many of the members of this genus are brightly colored or have banded wings. The libellulids have stout-bodied larvae with the lower lip or labium developed into a mask over the lower part of the face.

This image is of the female. The male has fewer black markings on the wings. Found throughout the year, near marshes, ponds and paddy fields.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Rhyothemis
Species: R. variegata

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-17 1:46]

Hello Sumon,
This is a fine, well composed shot of the Picture Dragonfly with excellent BG and interesting POV.
I have never seen one in real life, so this is a compensation!
Regards, Ivan

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-17 3:54]

Hello Sumon,
Excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.TFS

Excellent capture from the rear, Sumon.
I too had the pleasure of shooting this picturesque Rhyothemis variegata in Mumbai last year.
Very docile and cooperative dragonfly :-).
Superb POV, DOF, colours and focus.
Well done and take care.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-17 6:52]

Hello Sumon,
This is really one of my favourite dragonflies, not that I've seen it, but I've admired some earlier pictures on TN. Very nice capture showing clear wing pattern and lovely colours against the dark background. I like the composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

very very nıce.i like is photograpy.good time,very good colours.turkısh yusufcuk :)compliments :)

Hello Sumon Nice light strong contrast sharp detail great POV and composition rgds Necip

Bonjour Sumon
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue en Macro de cette magnifique libellule. Les couleurs sont merveilleuses,les détails et l'éclairage sont parfaits .
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.....JP

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-17 14:23]

Hi Sumon
Excellent close-up of this beautiful dragonfly. I like very much the pov and composition. Sharpness and dof are excellent and you have chosen a beautiful frame.
A very good job.
My compliments and TFS.

Hi Sumon, splendid macro with lovely details, wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-02-17 23:12]

Sumon, this is beautiful.

Great colors, contrast and saturation.

I like composition too.

Hi Sumon ,
great shot.
excellent details with wonderful colours.
well composed.
nice BG and lovely frame.
very well done.

Hi Sumon,
Beautiful macro work.
Wonderful insect.
Colors,datils and sharpness are superb.
Nice job.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-18 4:34]

Hi Sumon.
This is excellent macro.Well composed,great POV and perfect focus.Colors are amazing as well as lighting.I like sharp details on insect and beautiful OOF BG.
Superb done,TFS and great weekend.
Best greetings Milos

Beautiful dragon Sumon, I like the wing detail, colors, and patterns I see. The colors of your subject look great on this green BG. The difficult light was well managed, and you have very good DOF..
Well done & TFS.

Hello Sumon,
This is a beautiful specie that you captured with excellent details, composition, exposure and colors. This BG is very nice too. Well done! Thanks,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-18 8:33]

Hello Sumon,
Magnificent close up.Lighting,crisp clear details,sharpness,BG and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-18 9:35]

Hello Sumon,
wonderful shot of this dragonfly. Colors, POV and light are beautiful. Superp sharpness, lovely clean lines and a blurred bg. A perfect composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-18 10:24]

Hi Sumon

This POV certainly shows of the stunning colours on the wings. Lovely sharp details and excellent DOF



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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-18 13:29]

Voilà une libellule très décorative.
Bonne journée.

This is an impressing specie and you have captuured it very well.
The shinny looks makes it glitter, and the contrast is great towards the beautiful dark BG.
You are lucky to have such spectacular insects.

Hi Sumon,
Wow, I never see this kind of dragonfly.....Is it commonly found in India?
Thanks for sharing.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Sumon,
beautiful pose, fine details, pretty reflections of light well enhancing the dragonfly's shape of wings.
The tightly placed white border looks too dominant and distracting for my taste.
Pretty and lively, well composed shot, coming with good notes.
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-19 14:36]

Fearless but effective point of view Sumon with great details of the insect.

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

I like it: framed (something tight to the left on the wing of the insect), notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

Excellent macro, thank you for sharing.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hola Sumon,
Una composición de gran belleza, la nitidez, el color y fondo conseguidos son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

This is a nice sharp image of a subject about which I know almost nothing. I like the image a lot. It is well taken and well presented.

Evelynn : )

beautiful shot with great sharpness and colors. Love it!

Thanks for your comments on my photo "Wait for me! " :o)

Hi Sumon,

I really like this. It is outstanding quality. The light has bounced off the wings in a really special way. The detail is very clear and the background couldn't be better. Great skill in capturing this and the composition also.

Nice job

Hello Sumon!
This presentation has all these things I always want to see: professional and interesting note, and the good quality photo of an interesting object :)
TFS and best regards from Poland,

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