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Rhyothemis variegata (Female)

Rhyothemis variegata (Female)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): World of Dragonflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-09 0:50
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Common Picturewing Rhyothemis variegata (Female)

Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Rhyothemis
Species: variegata
Common Name: Common Picturewing (also known as variable glider).
Size: Male: Abdomen: 23-25mm, Hind wing:33-36mm.Female: Abdomen: 20-22mm, Hind wing: 28-37mm.
Description: A medium sized dragonfly with butterfly like yellow and brown wings. Male: Frons iridescent green. Eyes: Dark reddish brown above. Thorax: Iridescent green. Legs: Black. Wings: The forewing is
transparent and golden yellow. The wing tip, leading edge and centre of the wing are marked with deep coffee brown spots. The hindwing also has similar spots; however the central spot is absent. More over, the wing
base is marked with an irregular brown patch. The trailing edge of the hindwing has a characteristic
‘W’ shaped coffee brown mark. Wing spot: Black. Abdomen:
Black. Female: Wings: Tips of the forewings is transparent. A dark brown opaque area extends to the centre of fore wing. This area borders a bright yellow hockey stick shaped patch. In hindwings the brown opaque area is more extensive and reaches upto the wing
tip, which encloses a long yellow central patch and a small yellow spot towards the wing tip. This patch also borders yellow spots of wing margins. Wing spot:
Black. Abdomen: Bluish black. Habits and habitat: A prominent dragonfly of marshes, paddy fields and ponds. This species is easily mistaken for a butterfly.
A weak flier and frequently perches on aquatic weeds. This dragonfly is rarely seen away from water. Breeding: Breeds in marshes, ponds and paddy fields.
Flight season: Throughout the year, especially near perennial marshes.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-09 1:08]

Hello Haraprasan,
a spectacular view of the dragonfly. Light is exremely well managed here - you are a specialist for that (thinking of several further dragonfly pictures with back-light). Exact focus and sharpness as usual for your pictures!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-09 1:43]

Hola Haraprasan,
Buen disparo, una toma muy bonita, el encuadre es perfecto y los colores muy bonitos.
saludos José

hello haraprasan,
nice capture, the pov is perfect, the sky at the bg makes the shot evenbetter, sharp image with good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello excelente composicion de la libelula,gran nitidez,lastima de las sombras de los arboles pero claro habia que estar ahi.Saludos

Belle vue en contre-plongée !
Bonne journée.

Very nice shot, good compositione and fantastic details of the odonata.
Nice work, bye Tom

Hello Haraprasan,

Very nice composition. Good POV and DOF. Great light and natural colours.
Well done,

Hi Haraprasan!
This is a great composition! I like especially POV - the blue sky and leaves of palms looks fantastic and add a lot of "character" to this photo!
Dragonfly is very sharp of colours and is presented in very good way (DOF, details and colours :>).
Bravo and best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-12-09 2:41]

Hello Haraprasan,
I love this dragonfly and what an interesting and superb point of view from below! Excellent sharp capture in well-controlled light and against a fine background. Beautiful colours and a very fine composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Haraprasan,
Very good colours and POV in this work. Applied sharpness is very effective.
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-12-09 3:00]

Hello Haraprasan,
Fine capture of a Picturewing!
I like the POV against the OOF palm tree and sky BG and the use of flash works well here to give good lighting in this great sharp shot.
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5102 W: 166 N: 13054] (48685)
  • [2007-12-09 4:47]

Hello Haraprasan,
The light and POV are perfect in this photo. Very good focus, DOF and details. Excellent composition.

Ciao Haraprasan.
Una foto davvero spettacolare!
Il contrasto fra i colori della libellula e lo sfondo del cielo è magnifico.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-12-09 5:34]

Hi Haraprasan
what a POV!
fantastic light and details
the fill flash works very fine here..
goes to my favorites.


She is a beautiful specimen Haraprasan! It is a different approach to an image such as this..You shot from below and have some blue sky which makes it stand out in a different way. Good show!

Hi Haraprasan,
Nice to see another great macro from you. Great details and sharpness. POV, composition, colors very nice. good notes always.
Thanks, well done

hello Haraprasan
wonderful capture and large management of the light.....is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

best regards sERGIO

Hello Haraprasan,

Pfffffffffff, wow what a beauty. Your POV is marvelous. The dragonfly get more clarity from your POV position. The clear blue sky makes the picture complete. So sharp and ful of fine details. Is a splendid composition. Good job. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-09 11:45]

Hi Haraprasan. Excellent POV showing your sharp fosusing of to its best. fine detail with very good colours. a great POV/DOF. very good TFS. good notes too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6229 W: 89 N: 15359] (64296)
  • [2007-12-09 12:53]

one of the best libellula's pic never seen,perfect details and nice choice of POV,thanks for share this fantastic work,Luciano

Hello Prasan!
Oh! great composition with perfect framing!
good pose on the Dfly in total sharpness, vivid colouration and details
excellent exposure and focus too

hi haraprasan,
excellent picture of the dragonfly. very good dof. the backgroud colours are good and the picture is sharp. tfs.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-09 20:13]

Hello Haraprasan

Wow like a postcard from the beach.This is super.
Excellent POV and DOF.
The focus is sharp with excellent detail and colour.
The OOF BG is wonderful.
A very interesting shot.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-09 23:56]

Hi Haraprasan,
Just marking this wonderful shot from you and will be back later with a proper critique.

magnifique macro de cette demoiselle, couleurs jolies et nettes, beau montage
bravo et merci

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-12-10 3:17]

Excellent macro, Haraprasan
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-10 5:25]

Hi Haraprasan, this is a great shot, the pov on this magnificent dragonfly is perfect. Great light emphasising those fine markings and colour on the head and body. Sharp detail throughout and an excellent composition. Creative and unusual.

bonjour haraprasan
ce n'est que mon avis mais je pense que cela aurait été bien de recouper un peu cette photo,sinon le POV est bien choisit et la netteté est tres bonne.

Namastay Hara,
A very nice POV and capture of this splendid dragonfly.
I like the lighting and the palm in the background too.

नमस्ते Haraprasan,
This is a "MIRACLE" shot.
Out of this world.!!!
Best and warm regards,
Mario from the COLD.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-22 9:25]

Fantastic picture Haraprasan, great colors and POV, beautiful metalic glow
regards, Dejan

hello Haraprasan
WAUWH beatiful picture
good sharpness and details
great colours
i like the picture very mutch

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