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Ruddy Marsh Skimmer

Ruddy Marsh 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: 2009-06-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 7:07
Viewed: 2995
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ruddy Marsh Skimmer (Female)
Crocothemis sevilia

Call it by any name -- Ruddy Marsh Skimmer or Crimson Darter or Scarlet Skimmer. The species is the same.

So here I am again with another picture of my buddy. :)
It is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to east and southeast Asia and introduced to Florida and Hawaii.
It is a female this time.

Thanks for looking again.

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hello sir
very beautiful snap of a female Skimmer (just what females wants )
beautiful color nice focus good details .


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-04 8:01]

Hello Ram
Superb macro capture with great details

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-04 9:13]

Hello Ram,
A beautiful dragonfly captured from a very nice angle with great focus on the eyes. Excellent sharpness and lovely colours too that show up sharply against the soft background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Ram. Great POV here and brigh colours by the best light's management.


Ciao Ram, splendid dragonfly with fantastic golden colorsa, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-04 11:28]

Hello Ram,
excellent shot of this Marsh Skimmer,very good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with superb colours.Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-04 11:39]

Hi Ram,
Splendid capture of this Ruddy Marsh Skimmer.Excellent POV,details and composition.Have a nice week!
Thanks for sharing..

Awesome macro of this female skimmer Ram Sir! Excellent sharpness and DOF, the details on body are nicely captured and the background is well-blurred.
TFS and have a nice night!


Hello Ram,
Congratulations!... Impressive POV, and perfectly focused dangonfly!... A master shot Mr. Ram!...

Sir, this is a stunning capture of this female!
Very well framed!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-05 4:25]

Hello Ram,
It's a very fine colored shot you show here. These blue-eyed creatures with golden abdomen are most beautiful. You also have chosen a speciel point of view, not so easy to manage. Fine grey background too.
Merci !
Kind regards

Hi Mr. Ram,
A lovely capture of this female Scarlet Skimmer. Very good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


This is one of the first from you that I remember so long ago. And you explained to me the symbology of the beast. Very happy to see another....

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