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Orthetrum sabina

Orthetrum sabina
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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: 2007-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): In Tandem With My Muses: Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 22:04
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I shot this dragonfly in Haryana state while travelling to my native Himachal Pradesh in the middle of August this year.

Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina sabina) is a common dragonfly found all over India.

Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae

Thanks for looking and regards to all.

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Ah ... This looks like the same dragonfly Ganesh has posted today.
Very beautiful creatures.
I wish we had them here in New Zealand.
A good macro with clear details and colour.
Well done.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-06 22:50]
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Hello Ram,
a very clear and sharp picture of the dragonfly so that the outlines, structures and colours are nicely visible. What's the material the dragonfly is resting on.
Best wishes, Peter
P.S. In the meantime I registered for Wikipedia and composed a short text on Aulocera swaha. Which picture should we include there?

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-10-06 23:02]

Wow Ram,
Tremendous capture and a nice eye-catching change from the usual.....love the background which accentuates the head....excellent sharpness ..... did you use a tripod?

Verrrry nice.


Hello Ram, what a splendid and sharp picture, very good focus with ideal deeph of field,
wonderfull colors ans very nice pose, I like very much the backround
well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-06 23:23]

Hello Ram,
Excellent side view of this beautiful slim dragonfly. Great sharpness and true colours.
Beautiful background that makes it stand out very nicely. A very fine composition!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-07 1:00]

Hi, dear Ram.
Outstanding od beautifulness of subject and quality of the execution shot. Amazing pictured scene. Excellent impressive strong horizontal cropping. Razor sharpness of the dragonfly. Colours of the shot are stunning as well as the wonderful at highest range BG. Great extra-class work. My congratulations and thank for favorite shot.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-10-07 1:30]

Hello Ram,
A very special macro shot fully detailed and the sharpness is very good.
Well done

Hello Ram
Perfect shot. Great sharpness, interesting POV. Fantastic OOF buckground and good contrast
Nothing to critique
Very good job
Best wishes

hello mr thakur,
nice to see your post after a break, this is a fine shot of the dragonfly, the total image is in sharp focus, liked the colours, light and the oof bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Ram!
This is another great dragonfly picture from you! Details and colours are just fantastic! I like also composition, it clearly shows that these insects like to use humans "constructions" :)
Anyway, the quality of this image is really great!
TFS and my best regards from Lodz,

Hi Ram,
that's an amazing shot, what a wonderful dragon.
And I love the name ;-) Sabina!
Similar to mine, haha!
Excellent shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-07 4:09]

What a shot of this beautiful dragonfly!
+++ Stunning colours and perfect lighting. Excellent composition drawing the eye to the slender joint. Very sharp.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Hello Sir,
Nice sharp well composed macro. The polypropylene rope seems to be one of their favourite resting places, here we can see them on PP cloths line :)


Hi Ram,
Excellent shot on this dragonfly.Soft light and a spot on exposure. You have really captured the colors and detail in this beauty extremely well. I really like like this one with him sitting on the rope. An excellent composition.

Wow great focus... This sp is common in Malaysia.
Best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-07 12:19]
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Hi Ram and sorry for the delay

This is indeed a splendid macro shot and a very beautiful shot!
I really like seeing this lovely species presented with such sharp and crisp details as well in such charming colors.
The side POV is excellent and the DOF is very good, giving you that beautiful uniform BG.
Perhaprs the dragonfly's support here is a little bit overexpoed, but that still doesn't that the attention of the subject.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-07 13:49]

This has got to be your best yet!
Phenomenal details and expert composition

Hi Ram,
What an wonderful shot you've taken!!
Lovely colours and Blurred BG, delicate details and sharpness, well focused and very well captured.
TFS and Best regards,

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-10-07 23:29]

Dea Ram,
of course it is long known on TN and by your friends that you are an outstanding Dragonfly portrayer. Here again, you make the Dragonfly look poised and ready for action. The DOF and the lighting are very good.
PS: yes, I have been away during July, August and part of September. So I missed a good number of your posts, but I will look at them now.
Thanks again, Ram,
Greetings, Dietrich

Hi Mr. Ram,
A beautiful capture of this Slender Skimmer. Very good details and lovely composition. And a well managed swallow DOF. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-08 1:25]

hello Ram,
What a fine dragonfly-picture. Well composed picture, beautiful colours,fine sharpness. I'm sure it must have been very emotional to come back to your roots.
Thanks and best regards

Hi Ram, wonderful dragonfly with splendid colors, great sharpness and superb details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Ram.
Maravillosos detalles en esta delicada libélula que parece que de un momento a otro fuera a romperse.
Buenos colores y acertado PoV. Genial presentación.
Saludos, JL.

Wonderful clear and crisps post. When you get these right on...you are really so good at critical focus and natural colorings. Fine image Ram. Hope all is well for you.

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