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Slender Skimmer

Slender 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: 2012-01-10 6:27
Viewed: 2731
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another picture from my archives of 2009. It is a female Slender Skimmer I shot while I was living in the Delhi capital region.

Slender Skimmer, 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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wonderfully composed picture this is Mr.Thakur.
the colour, sharpness and the natural ambiance reflects that an artistic eye behind the camera.

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-10 7:57]

hi ram

very good composition.u have did a best light control.pov and rot also perfect.well done my


hallo Ram
great picture with good details and lovely colours
nice composition
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ram. Great POV here and magnifcient light. Beuatiful natural colours.


Hi Ram,
another nice photo of dragonfly. Excellent point of view. Great sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-10 11:21]

Hi Ram,perfect capture of this skimmer to see at the top this nice thin body.Total sharpness,perfect details and natural colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, lovely diagonal composition with fantastic dragonfly, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful metallic colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-10 13:12]

Hello Ram.
Beautiful skimmer. Excellent sharpness and color saturation. The skimmer stands out from background nicely. TFS this well done picture.Best regards Siggi

Hello Ram,
An excellent capture of this Slender Skimmer taken with great sharp details and natural colours. I also like the diagonal composition. Well done!

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