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Green Marsh Hawk

Green Marsh Hawk
Photo Information
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/4.1
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-02 14:26
Viewed: 2638
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Size: Male: Abdomen: 30-36mm, Hind wing: 30-36mm. Female: Abdomen: 32-35mm, Hind wing: 31-35mm
Description: Male: Face is yellowish green. Eyes: Green mottled with black.
Thorax: Greenish yellow with black tiger like stripes.
Legs: Black; inner side of anterior femora is yellow. Wings: Transparent; inner edge of hindwing tinted
with yellow.
Wing spot: Black with reddish brown spot.
Abdomen: The segments 1-3 are green with broad black
rings and distinctly swollen at the base.
Female: Is very similar to the male.
Habits and habitat: A common dragonfly of gardens
and fields. This dragonfly perches motionless on shrubs and dry twigs for a long time.
Hawks flying insects such as flies, small butterflies and dragonflies. This species can be seen far away from water and occassionally enters houses at night attracted by the light.
Breeding: Breeds in ponds and tanks.
Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Widely distributed in Ethiopian, Oriental and Australian region. It is found throughout Indian subcontinent upto an altitude of
2000m ASL.

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Impressive macro Kapil! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Excellent photo of the hawker. Good background and detail. Well focused from a good point of view.
regards yiannis

Ciao Kapil, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, lovely blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

beautiful composition and BG, the colors are pretty, fine photo performance!
regards, Nasos

Hallo Kapil
Outstanding macro. Realy good focus with nice details, superb background and beautiful colours that is in contrast with each other. Well satured, excellent pose and pleasant composition. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-03 2:29]

Hello Kapil,
Nice photo of this dragonfly in excellent sharpness. Beautiful natural colours, also in the blurry background. Good diagonal composition.

Wauwh Kapil
this is a Beauty with great details and beautiful colours
i like it
thanks greeting lou

Hello Kapil,
Beautiful macro of this Dragonfly. Superb clarity and detail against a great BG/DOF. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Kapil,
Another wonderful capture from close range.
Splendid capture with exceptional details.
The composition, the light and exposure are perfect.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-03 11:34]

Hello Kapil,
a very good shot my friend, the sharpness is fantastic and the light is beautiful, well done, thanks!
Best regards Siggi

Hi Kapil, Superb macro image of this fine Dragonfly my good friend, fabulous presentation with this very strong composition, splendid sharpness and amazing lighting and lovely natural colours, great stuff here Kapil and very well done,
Best Regards,


Ciao Kapil. Fine details and sharp. Brilliant coliurs in the lovely compo.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-03 16:07]

Hi Kapil,very nice capture of this strange specie,the tail is very original and your pic is the best way way to learn so,great sharpness and colors and nice pov too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Kapil,
Lovely captured of this dragonfly, excellent details sharpness against out of focus background, a lovely picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hello Kapil,
A beautiful capture taken from a good POV with excellent sharpness and details, nice colours and composition. Well done!

congratulations, nice composition for this very beautiful dragon fly !

ciao, tino

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-07 2:07]

Hello Kapil,
we have a lot of this green dragonfly too.Its perching position is so exciting with the background in good light. there is a bit of noise but it is still lovely.


Hallo Kapil,
a superb capture of this dragonfly, very good sharpness and marvellous natural colours, point of view, depth of field and composition are excellent
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-16 4:22]

Hello Kapil,
You have shown a series of beautiful dragonflies, mostly in a funny pose. This picture taken from behind the Green Marsh Hawk is presented with fine sharpness and a pleasant yellow-spotted background. Well seen!
Kind regards

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