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Common Oartail

Common Oartail
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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: 2009-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 6:06
Viewed: 2501
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture of a Common Oartail (female) is from my archives. It was taken when I was living in the Delhi National Capital region.
Not much information is available on this species, so have given some information about Gomphidae:

Gomphidae is an Odonata family that contains about 90 genera and 900 species. They are commonly referred to as clubtail dragonflies. The name refers to the clublike widening of the end of the abdomen (abdominal segments 7 through 9). However, this club is usually less pronounced in females and is entirely absent in some species.

Clubtails have widely separated eyes, a trait they share with the Petaluridae and with damselflies. Adults are usually from 40 to 70 mm in length.

Most Gomphids breed in streams or rivers.


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Mr.Thakur, I must say that you have a rich and strong archive of insects photographs and well captured in all way.
this dragonfly(Common Oartail)is also nice colour and very sharp in all respect. blurry BG enhance the beauty of the photograph. soft and soothing tone is very pleasant.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-07 6:47]

Hello Ram,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Common Oartail. The wings look gorgeous. Beautiful natural colours, a fine DOF and composition.

hello ram
very good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
i like this composition
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-07 7:45]

Hello Ram,
A great shot of a very beautiful dragonfly and I do love the angle of the grass which makes it a very attractive picture.Best regards Siggi

Hi Ram,
what a nice photo of this dragonfly. Beautiful eyes :)
Perfect point of view. Amazing colours. Very good details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-07 9:31]

hello ram

well done my friend.reflection of black spot on tail like new wanish.it is polishing and shigning.eye look like a now open fresh pearl.

thanks for submitting.


hi Ram,
good clarity and framing. am quite ignorant about dragonflies, though i have a good collection of them. may be someday, i shall get encouraged to learn and share. who knows? :)

beauty !!!

Ciao Ram. Otstanding. DOF is perfect and excellente sharp/details. Magnificent light and colours.


Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wnderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

dragonfly delight! ahhhhhh so so great to see this and glad you drew it out of your archives! Excellent macro with superb contrast and details. POV is great too!

Hello Ram,
A beautiful macro capture taken with excellent sharpness and fine details. The colours, composition and POV are also great. Well done!
Best regards,

I like this dragonfly shot, Ram. The tone is so natural with pristine sharpness and details.
Nicely framed and thanks for sharing.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-07 19:12]

Hello Ram!
Wow! You have a great archive! What a beautiful pic ! Great colors, BG and sharpness!Fabulous job, indeed! Bravo and many thanks for sharing!
Have a nice sunday and thanks a lot for your lovely comments in my last pic.I really appreciated it!

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