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Male Window Skimmer

Male Window Skimmer
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Copyright: Lost Account (ashokmp) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 9 N: 38] (221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70 DSLR, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/300 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ashokmp-TrekNature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-09 8:44
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
- This photo was taken at Lake Catherine National park, Arkansas

Window Skimmer [Libellula luctuosa ]
The Widow Skimmer is one of the group of dragonflies known as King Skimmers. The species occurs commonly across much of the United States except in the higher Rocky Mountains areas.

It has a steely blue body area. Wings of both sexes are marked with prominent black basal bands. Adult males develop broad white spots at midwing.

This dragonfly got the "widow" name because the male doesn't stay near the female after she lays the eggs unlike other species.[citation needed] The nymphs live in the water, molting and growing until they are ready to emerge from the water and then molting a final time to reveal their wings.

[Courtesy: wikipedia]

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Hi Ashok,

Beatiful compo with superb sharpnes and fine details
Excellent POV, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

Perfect details Ashok.
Brilliant sharpness and clarity. One for the National Geo.
Well done!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-09 13:19]

Beautifull colors and sharpness for this nice dragonfly,i like a lot this isects,your pic is very interesting,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Ashok,

Wonderful shot of this beautiful dragonfly. Very good sharpness and great colours.
Well done,

Hi Ashok

Great looking dragon, weel captured and good sharpness.
I like the POV and he's beautifully highlighed against a perfect background.


Hi Ashok,
Fine shot of this Widow Skimmer.
Mostly good focus detail, great open wing POV, nicely composed, and beautiful BG bokeh. The left wing tips look like they were getting to the edge of DOF or maybe moved a bit.
Nicely done, TFS

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