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Scarlet Marsh Hawk

Scarlet Marsh Hawk
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.7
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-01 13:01
Viewed: 2666
Points: 20
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Size: Male: Abdomen: 17-20mm. Hind wing: 23-26mm. Female: Abdomen:16mm, Hind wing: 23mm.
Description: A small dragonfly with black thorax and scarlet yellow abdomen.
Male: The face is covered with short and stiff black hairs.
Eyes: Dark reddish brown paler towards lateral and undersides.
Thorax: Dark chocolate brown above, which pales to golden.
olivaceous-brown on sides.
Legs: Black. Hind femora marked with bright blood-red spot.
Wings: Transparent and tinted with deep
golden amber at base. In the hind wings the amber tint encircles a black opaque area. The venation within this region are bright golden yellow.
Wing spot: Blackish brown.
Abdomen: Bright red contrasting with blackish thorax. Female:
Eyes: Dark reddish brown.
Thorax: Golden-olivaceous above and paler sides.
Legs: Black.
The red spot on hind femora of male is replaced by bright yellow.
Wings: Very similar to the male, but opaque black basal spot usually small.
Wing spot: Greyish white.
Abdomen: Golden olivaceous with dorsal black triangular or rhomboidal markings.
Habits and habitat: Found in weed covered ponds, tanks and ditches. They have adapted to urban environment and could be seen in garden ponds in cities.
Breeding: Breeds in weed covered ponds and tanks.
Flight season: May-October.
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Western
Ghats and North eastern India.

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Ciao Kapil, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-01 13:46]

Hello Kapil,
Nice photo of this dragonfly in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Nice composition too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-01 15:42]

Hi Kapil,good capture but not the best,the focus seems better on the leaf and not on the dragonfly body,very good colors and light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Kapil

Great shot of this dragonfly. Good sharpness and composition


Hi Kapil,
Great close-up of this dragonfly, beautiful colours, fine details and good light,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

your composition is wonderful, with nice photo performance!
regards, Nasos

Hi Kapil,
Great composition with splendid clarity/sharpness/detail and colours with a very good DOF. Well done.
Best regards,

hello Kapil
very nice pose with good details and beautiful colours
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)
  • [2011-12-02 13:10]

Hello Kapil.
Nice dragonfly shot. Good pose, exposure and sharpness. Well composed.Best regards Siggi

Hello Kapil,
Another capture from close range.....
Excellent composition and nice species of dragonfly.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.

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