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Help on ID please?

Help on ID please?
Photo Information
Copyright: Nihal Usman (nihalusman) (55)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-13 8:13
Viewed: 3586
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello respected elders,

Thank you to everyone who gave their kind words of encouragement on my last upload.

I am excited to present my next capture.This is not as fine as my earlier presenation.But this was a capture where i used my dad's 3x zoom camera and also where i managed all settings by myself.I hope you will find this capture of mine interesting.
Unlike most dragonflies pied paddy skimmers are slow and weak in flight.This is a female specimen.The males differ signigicantly in color.In my language which is malayalam it is called 'swami thumbi'.

Thank you to Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) for helping me with the ID.

Thanks for your visit.

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2009-08-13 10:23]

Hello Nihal
your image is not perfect, but it is a good try. The depth of field especially, is too far from the camera, leaving the wings closer to us out of focus : a common difficulty with dragonfly photos.
Overall a pleasant picture of this (I think) female Neurothemis tullia (family libellulidae)

Hello Nihal,
nice capture, must be a Neurothemis,
Keep on trying,

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