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Neurothemis fluctuans

Neurothemis fluctuans
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-08 4:32
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Points: 10
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Neurothemis fluctuans


Neurothemis fluctuans ia about 0.5 cm shorter than Neurothemis terminatata and Neurothemis ramburi. Abdomen mainly dark brown lacking well defined red marking.
Female with clear wings with wings hyaline with slight yellow tint at base.
Males of Neurothemis species are generally obvious by virtue of their extensively pigmented red-brown wings with very dense reticulation. The wings of the females most commonly are either clear and unmarked or have a very light suggestion of the male pattern.
Neurothemis fluctuans is a comparatively small species. The hindwing is 21 to 25 mm).
The border of the pigmented area on the hindwing curve back to meet the hind margin well before the level of the pterostigma.
The extent of this dark patch is variable, sometimes reaching the base of the pterostigma and sometimes extending to the distal end.
The wings of the female are unmarked.
It is exceedingly common in open, disturbed habitats and also ventures far from its breeding site. It breeds at least up to 1000 m and may be found much higher as a vagrant.
Wild spread in tropical Asia.

Distribution: Found in Asia: China, Indonesia, India, Lao, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

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Hi Ang,

A excellent composition and the colours are fabulous. And the note guidelines are great.
Best regards, Cezar T.

hi ang hwee
amazing specimen
fabulous colors
good focus
great composition

aleks ;)
best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-08 15:47]

Hola amigo,
original pose,
colores y agradable compo,

Attractive focus on the dragonfly.I like particularly the intensity of the red color and the beautiful depth of field.



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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-04 10:08]

Hello Ang,
THis is an unusual angle. Nice color.
P.S. A smiley face for you!

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