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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: 2009-10-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-28 5:35
Viewed: 2704
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I always end up doing too much of Scarlet Skimmer because it is always there and always willing to be shot.
Here is one from my archives of the last year. Sorry if it bores you now.
This is the female of the species. Actually, males are scarlet red. Females are usually pale yellow.
Thanks for looking.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-28 6:12]

Hello Ram,
Excellent photo of this Scarlet Skimmer in a fantastic DOF. Good sharp focus, POV, composition and beautiful natural colours.

Sometime, too much of a good thing is not bad, Sir!
A stunning shot, with wonderful, sharp and well lit details, oh, especially the eyes.
Very well done, Sir!

hello Sir

this is a very lovely shot with all your perfection


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-28 7:27]

Hi Ram,
Stunning capture of this Scarlet Skimmer.Use of light and exposure are perfect.Excellent POV,framing and composition too!
Thanks for sharing..

Ciao Ram. Intrigant frontal POV in very good details and brigh colours. Great light MF!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-28 10:10]

Hello Ram,
Very nice capture of this Scarlet Skimmer in a beautiful pose. Excellent sharpness, and colours. I like the background and the composition is great.Best regards Siggi

Hello Mr. Ram!
Your insects have a lot of similarities with some of our insects, and I think that the environment of green and light levles, also resembles that our environment. That's why I am delighted to see your photos, always with natural casing. In this picture the POV is really magistrates, as well as the centralized approach in the thorax and head of the dragonfly. Good job!

hello Ram
very nice pose with great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Ram,
beautiful picture with light and details very good. A nice picture. Regards, paolo

Hi Mr. Ram,
Never a boring subject it is. However the males are rare. Very nicely captured with good details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hello Ram Sir,

I still remember my first DF shot on TN for which you had provided the ID for. This was it ! Once again thanks for sharing that information with me.

This is amazing shot of the Scarlet Skimmer female. Very sharp image. Nice framing too.


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