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Pied Paddy Skimmer [Female]

Pied Paddy Skimmer [Female]
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-19 6:38
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Points: 34
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Pied Paddy Skimmer Female

Neurothemis tullia
Pied Paddy Skimmer, Black Velvet-wing
Family: Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Size: Female: Abdomen: 16-19mm, Hind wing: 20-23mm.

Description: Female:Differs significantly from the male in body markings and colouration. The face is olivaceous yellow.
Eyes: Pale brown above, which fade to pale olivaceous towards the sides and below.
Thorax: Greenish yellow with a bright yellow mid dorsal stripe. This stripe is broadly bordered with blackish brown throughout.
Legs: The outer surface of legs is yellow and the inner surface is black. Wings: Base of the wings bright amber yellow. Front edge of the wing is blackish brown, broadening into a very large blackish brown spot. This spot extend to the rear edge of the wing. In hind wings this spot is irregular or sickle shaped. Tips of all wings are broadly blackish brown.
Wing spot: Dull brown.

Abdomen: Bright yellow with a broad black band above. Underside is black.

Habits and habitat: A conspicuous species of ponds, marshes and paddy fields.
Flight is slow and weak. Usually perches on twigs, aquatic weeds and other plants.
This species is very common along irrigation canals in paddy fields.

Breeding: Breeds in marshes and ponds.

Flight season: Found throughout the year. However, peak abundance is during July-September months.

Distribution: The Pied Paddy Skimmer (Neurothemis tullia) is a species of dragonfly found in south and south-east Asia. It appears in Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia), Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The species is fairly common,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-19 6:58]

Hello Bungbing,
A photo of a skimmer in great clarity. Very beautiful golden/brown colours. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Fantastic diagonal composition.

hello Bungbing
great composition of this beauty
nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Interesting species and beautiful photo Bungbing! Very good composition and great sharpness!

Hello Bungbing

Excellent close-up of this insect with fine POV
and framing, beautiful light, excellent focus
sharpness and details, beautiful bokeh of the background,



Hi Bunyapon,
excellent photo of this dragonfly. Amazing colours. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Clearly set off from the background, excellent detail and very nice green background.
Beautiful species with good colours and markings.
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-19 11:21]

Hello Bungbing,
very nice capture with a superb composition; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is very good.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Bunyapon. Fantastic light and excellente details against the blurred BG.


Hello BungBing
Wonderful exposure to light, great details a Greeting
Hello Nico

Ciao Bungbing, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fine details, beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fantastic golden colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-19 14:41]

Hello Bunyapon,
beautiful image of this interesting species with excellent sharpness and brilliant colours; nice blurred background and perfect POV. Very well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-19 15:29]

A very brilliant capture and an elegant pose too,the details are fantastics,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bunyapon,
Very nice makro shot of this Dragonfly!
Regards, Joska

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-01-20 3:19]

Una muy bonita foto y aún más interesante libélula. Me gusta. Enhorabuena.

Hello Bungbing,
Spectacular macro with great focus and very good clarity.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV.
The details and sharness are great.
Thanks for sharing!

beautiful lighting, the composition the BG, very fine performance!
regards Bungbing

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-20 23:48]

Sawasdee Ka Bunyapon,
such a lovely skimmer here, taken in excellent sharpness. The delicate wings and body is well shown in details.
The blurry background makes this scenery a nice and pleasant one.
Well done.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-21 18:15]

Hello Bungbing,
What a wonderfully composed image filled with exceptional detail and beautiful natural colors. love the diagonal twig it's perched on and the clean semi blurred BG. Very informative notes. Superb work!!

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