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Orthetrum luzonicum

Orthetrum luzonicum
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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: 2011-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-23 6:35
Viewed: 2641
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Though I am not 100% sure, this picture of a dragonfly I am posting today looks like that of a male Orthetrum luzonicum. Experts are requested to please advise.


Found in Asia: Bangladesh, China, Guandong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Hainan, Indonesia, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Viet Nam.

Orthetrum luzonicum is a blue dragonfly species which looks like O. glaucum. Nevertheless, the size difference of these two blue dragonfly species is quite obvious with O. luzonicum being smaller in size. Another characteristic of O. luzonicum is that it lacks dark patch at the wing base. The young O. luzonicum male has some yellow marking on thorax, however the matured male will be completely blue.

1. http://www.asia-dragonfly.net/globalResults.php?Species=27&offset=20
2. http://odonata-malaysia.blogspot.com/2010/03/orthetrum-luzonicum.html

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good clarity. wonderful species of dragonfly.nice sharpness. thanks for sharing.

Ciao Ram, i'm not expert of dragonfly and cannot halp you for id, fantastic metallic colors, great macro with fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram!
Outstanding pic with lovely natural colours and good sharpness.Great BG!A very artistic pic! Bravo!
Regards from,

Hello Ram
Beautiful photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Mr. Ram,
As say in Italy "Molto naturale" a picture is almost like looking at naked eye and a POV and composition are accompanied perfectly both. Nice work!
Regards, TFS

Hello Ram,
What a beautiful image of this dragonfly. I think Ivan (Argus) will be able to help with the ID. It is very similar to one I uploaded some time ago. Well done.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-23 10:43]

Hi Ram.
I will not advise The determination of the kind of this dragonfly, it is unknown for me. Very nicely captured with good diagonal composition and precise focus on the eyes. I like the lighting and also beautiful natural colors. Thank you for sharing.
Kind regards

Ciao Ram. Another great POV to exalt the perspective. Brilliant colours and very good details.


Hi Ram,
very nice specie. Great poinf of view. Amazing colours. I like this blue one. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-23 13:00]

Hello Ram,
Don't have much time these days.
Excellent photo in great sharpness. Beautiful colours!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-06-23 13:05]

Bela foto de qualidade muito boa cores firmes e bem focado na cabeça do bicho parabéns.

Hello Ram,
fine capture of this dragonfly with excellent sharpness and well chosen POV. Good light and beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

First off thanks or clarifying Ivans houghts as to hoverfly. But your blue is just simply my favourite colour...... Especially in a flying creature such as this. You have given it our clarity in image and questioned your own notion...which is good among professionals.

very nice dragonfly, congratulations for the capture Ram, very nice perspective and good details in your picture,

have a nice week end,

ciao, tino

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-24 1:24]

Hi Ram,a beautiful specie and a magnificent capture.I like this point of view to see at the best these magic eyes,great quality of sharpness and colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Great shot with beautiful natural colours and excellent light. Great work.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Vijeesh

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