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Orthetrum sabina

Orthetrum sabina
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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: 2010-04-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-13 7:55
Viewed: 2664
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orthetrum sabina is a common and widespread dragonfly found all over Asia and parts of Australia, the Middle East and Northern Africa.
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.
The genus Libellula is mostly New World, but also boasts one of the few endangered odonates from Japan - Libellula angelina. Many of the members of this genus are brightly colored or have banded wings. The related genus Plathemis includes the whitetails. The genus Celithemis contains several brightly marked species in the southern United States. Members of the genus Sympetrum are called darters (or meadowhawks in North America), and are found throughout most of the world. Several Southern Hemisphere species in the genera Trithemis and Zenithoptera are especially beautiful. Other common genera include Tramea and Pantala.


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Hi Ram,

A splendid shot of this dragonfly. Sharp details and good colours. Good pose, POV and composition.
TFS regards Bill.

hello Ram
beautiful picture with great sharpness and good details
very nice pose
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-13 11:58]

Hello Ram,
I'd love to see this beautiful slim dragonfly in real life but your picture is a great pleasure to look at too! A lovely composition showing it sharply in a fine pose. Beautiful light and colours and I like the dark background.
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

Hello Ram,
Great POV with right exposure giving a blurried and dark BG
Well done and have a good weekend

Hi Mr. Ram,
A nice capture of this slender skimmer. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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