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Ground skimmer - Female

Ground skimmer - Female
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/4.3
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-13 10:58
Viewed: 2385
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Size: Male: Abdomen: 19-22mm,
Hind wing: 22-23mm.
Female: Abdomen: 18-20mm, Hind wing: 22-24mm
Description: A small greenish yellow or blue dragonfly with black markings.
Male: Face is pale azure blue.
Eyes: Reddish brown above and pale bluish or yellowish
Thorax: Greenish yellow or olivaceous. The dorso-lateral area is violet brown and is speckled with minute dots. In old adults the thorax is covered
with fine blue pruinescence.
Legs: Greenish yellow marked with black.
Wings: Transparent.
Wing spot: Dark grey to black.
Abdomen: The segments 1-7 greenish yellow with middorsal and subdorsal black stripes. Remaining
segments black. In old individuals all markings are obscured by fine blue pruinescence.
Female: Resemble young or sub adult male. Abdominal markings are broader and continued on to
segments 8-10. The 10th segment and anal appendages are completely yellow.
Habits and habitat: One of the commonest dragonflies in gardens, fields, playgrounds, etc. This dragonfly usually perches on the ground and rarely flies above 1m.
Breeding: Breeds in muddy puddles, tanks and pond edges.
Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Throughout Oriental region and Pacific islands.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-13 11:08]

HI Kapil,a very elegant position of this skimmer,beautiful colors,the details are the best on the tail but not on the eyes,you could be better..ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-13 11:10]

Hello Kapil.
Very good composition with an amazing pose of the dragonfly. Good focus and sharpness. Very nice light and colours.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-13 11:22]

Hello Kapil,
Very nice photo of this skimmer. Good sharpness, although I agree with Luciano. Beautiful natural colours. Taken from an excellent POV.

hello Kapil very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Kapil,
Another insect captured in an interesting pose. Good details and colours. Well done!

Hi Kapil,
what an interesting shot of this dragonfly taken from an good point of view. Nice colours and composition. Almost perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-13 13:36]

Hello Kapil,
beautiful presentation of this beauty in a splendid pose; good detail and very nice colours, excellent light and contrast with blurred background. Well done!

Hi Kapil,
It's a very good shot with great details and nice colours.
I like the composition and POV.

Ciao Kapil, great POV on a lovely dragonfly in acrobatic pose on a berautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Good point of view with nice background colours.
A beautiful dragonfly with nice markings.
regards yiannis

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-12-13 22:35]

good angle. nice presentation. tfs.

Interesting POV of this Ground skimmer
TFS & best regards

Hello Kapil
Interesting species and beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-09 6:52]

Hi Kapil!
Sorry, I was in the mountain and I had problems with Internet.
Nice image of skimmer, captured with good sharpness and nice light. Beautiful natural colours.
Ciao! Vanda

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