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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: 2010-03-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-04 8:00
Viewed: 2907
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During my stay in Delhi, Scarlet Skimmer was the most frequently seen dragonfly after the Slender Skimmer. The female of the Scarlet Skimmers is a docile and cooperative subject and quite easy to photograph. It allows one to get quite close to it for a macro shot. I have already presented a large number of this species on TN.
The male Scarlet Skimmer is red in colour but is seen only rarely. So here is another female. Hope you like it.

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hello Ram
very nice composition with great sharpness and beautiful colours
i like this pose from the Dragonfly,s
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-04 9:46]

Hi Ram
Wonderful shot of this lovely Scarlet Skimmer.
Perfect colors and light!
Great capture!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-04 10:27]

Hello Ram,
A nice close up from this Skimmer,the exposure and focus are spot on,nice colors and nice BG,well done and tfs.Best regards Siggi

Hello Ram,
Congratulations! this picture is quite natural and has a wonderful light! Special mention for excellent sharpness and colors! Good job! TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-04 10:58]

Hi Ram
Nice closed up.Good pov and sharp image.The light on the insect create a beautiful colors that is well different then the dark BG.
TFS Michel

Hello Ram
you have captured this dragonfly with amazing details and beautiful pose,
excellent POV, i love also his shiny golden color
Have a good night

Hi Mr. Ram,
A nice capture of this beautiful Scarlet Skimmer. Very good angle of view. Sharp details and good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Dear Ram!

It needs a lot of photographical skill to realize such a beautiful and technically perfect picture, even if you say that this insect is quite cooperative. Moreover, the impact on the viewer is very pleasant and the fact you have already presented it does not diminish its interest. Indeed, the insect is very beautiful and your picture reflects this at best.

Kind regards


Hi Ram,
Technically well done, the only thing that detracts is your BG here.
But we can't always pick it can we?
Well done my friend.

Hi MF Ram Sir,

Very sharp and well-composed. The colors are gorgeous and the background bokeh provides excellent separation here.
Have a nice WE and warm regards,


Hello Ram,
Great capture , a good macro photo with sharp details and natural colours

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-08 1:08]

Hello Ram,
such a nice view in good sharpness. The streaks of light that hit the body giving a shiny body and good graphic features.
The grass helps in allowing the scenery to be seen in its natural surroundings.


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