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Neurothemis fluctuans

Neurothemis fluctuans
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 55 - 300mm Zoom, UV filters
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-16 2:55
Viewed: 4051
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Family : Neurothemis fluctuans
Common Name : Common Parasol
Status : Very common
Location : Almost anywhere in Thailand where there are bushes near ponds, streams, lake, reservoirs, etc.

This is easily one of the most common dragonfly species that you can find in Thailand. They are so common that most of the photographers, me included, would give it a miss when seeing them.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-01-16 3:40]

What an excelent picture Paul. I like the color, definition, light and composition. Beautiful one. Congratulations. Un saludo. Jose.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-16 4:32]

Fantastic image, Paul!
Great sharpness and beautiful light; wonderful detail on the wings; perfect POV and contrast with a blurred background.
A beauty!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-16 6:03]
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A fine capture of what looks like the female of this tropical species of dragonfly Paul,
The DOF and composition are great for the POV, taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a fine contrasting neutral BG.
This is great to view and TFS!
Enjoy your visit to your in-laws and NE Thailand and best regards to Bungbing,

Hi Paul,

really a magnificent picture, Paul!Taken in an excellent manner with amazing details, especially on the wings.Very good composition and BG from which this dragonfly well stands out.Truly very beautiful!



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-16 6:48]

Excellent image of this lovely species, brilliant colors and composition. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-16 6:50]

Hello Pauly,
Splendid photo in very beautiful light and colours. The contrast against the background is gorgeous. Fantastic sharpness, details and composition. A beauty!

Hello Paul,
Outstanding macro with fantastic focus and sharpness.
It is a wonderful and interesting dragonfly species.
Amazing details and perfect exposure as usual.
Perfect natural colors and nice composition.

Fantastic detail, very good light, highlighting the wings. Very good pose. A very colourfull dragonfly. regards yiannis

hello paul
very good sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Paul
Great shot full of color and any special stupedi,
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Hello Nico

Ciao Paul, great macro of beautiful dragonfly on a lovely blurry BG, fine details of fantastic wings, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Paul,
wonderful capture of this Dragonfly with good sharpness and perfect details on the wing. I especially like the beautiful colours and the fine contrast against the darkly blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hi Pauly,
amazing photo. Excellent sharpness and details. Perfect pose of this dragonfly.
Have a nice evening,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-16 11:38]

Hello Paul,
this is a beautiful shot of a Common Parasol Skimmer, excellent POV and framing, stunning detail, superb colours too, really nice work.Best regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-16 11:39]

Hi Paul,
Perfect shot and very good moment captured. Excellent detail and focus.
Nice colours and composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Pauly

WOW ! Great close-up of this insect, with fine POV,
beautiful light coming on the image,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-16 13:26]

Hi Paul,spectacular wings position,it seem to see a brown swan..ehehe...and what a impressive sharpness,details and colors,great work,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Paul, this is a beautiful capture of this dragonfly. You did a great job getting this shot. Have a great day, Bill

Impressive subject and impressive macro Pauly! Excellent composition, fantastic lighting and great sharpness!

Hello Paul,
Splendid lights and very fine, colorful details on this photo of this interesting Dragonfly species!
Regards, Joska

Hallo Pauly
Really a great image. The natural sunlight is *magic*, the pose quite unique, the composition and viewpoint pleasant and the colours vivid and beautiful. It almost looks as if the dragonfly is protecting something with its wings. It is a special image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

excellent moment this pose your composition, great lighting photo performance!
regards Paul

Hello Pauly,
An outstanding image and a beautiful composition captured with lovely colours. The details, sharpness and clear BG are also beautiful. Well done!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2012-01-18 22:40]

Hello Paul

Lovely shot - great pose with excellent detail and lighting.

Best wishes


Great time for am impressive taken. Magnifcien t colours and as sual perfect details. Best compliments Paul!


This one looks very much like out pied paddy skimmer friend Pauly. Since it was captured in Thailand, the cousins must be plentiful in our country too. Lovely details with the wings don perch and what a sharp image in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Paul,
Dragonfly looks like a sleeping beauty. Great sharpness.

Hallo Paul,
what a beautiful capture of this marvellous species, impressive details, splendid colours and lighting, very nice composition
Best regards

Hi Paul
What a superb photo? Every pixel looks sharp. Absolutely brilliant.

With warm regards

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