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C. servilia (male)

C. servilia  (male)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E510, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragonflies from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-24 19:23
Viewed: 3273
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have this red dragonfly for all of you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Sub-Order: Anisoptera (Dragonflies - แมลงปอ)
Super-Family: Libelluloidea
Family: Libellulidae (Common Skimmers)
Genus: Crocothemis
Species: C. servilia (Scarlet Skimmer)

The Scarlet Skimmer or Crimson Darter (Crocothemis servilia) is native to east and southeast Asia and introduced to Florida and Hawaii.

The color gets more intense with age. Starting from pale yellow, yellow-brown, yellow-orange, to red.

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Hello and Merry Christmas Jitti,
Your dragonfly is very festive looking in his red outfit. I've never seen such a brilliant colour of red like this before. Lovely detail and composition.
Have a wonderful holiday season.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-24 20:59]

Hello Jitti
Gallery neighbours today,
A striking image of this beautiful red dragonfly.
The POV and DOF are excellent,and the clarity of the shot is excellent.
The subject stands out well from the OOF BG ,the BG has a lovely fluidity to it and beautiful bokeh.
The lighting is warm and the colours are vibrant and bold.
A fantastic composition.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-12-24 23:21]

Hello Jitti,
Congratulations for this awesome capture and
Merry Christmas and have a wonderful new year.


Hello Jitti,
excellent shot of this beautiful dragonfly.
Colours, light, focus, sharpness, point of view and composition are perfect.
Merry Christmas and very happy new year.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-25 2:07]

Hi Jitti,
beautiful red dragonfly!
The perfect colour for Christmas :)
Excellent POV and composition.
Very sharp and detailed.
Great DOF and a nicely blurred BG.
Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great day :)
Well done,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-25 3:25]

Hi Jitti. Happy Christmas from England. A good close up of the colouful insect. good detail in the wingd. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.
Have a good day.

Hello Jitti,

Beautiful picture of this dragonfly. Good POV and DOF. Great composition and colours.

Hi Jitti,
your dragon is so beautiful, also the brilliant colours. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Jitti,
Nice colors. Well composed.
Merry Christmas to you.

红字skimmer或绯红darter. It is an excellent show of that Olympus camera with you behind the lens...Very good work..and in RGB just like primary colours of many things....I think that is what attracted me to it...I simply love your style with colours...

hello Jitti
red is color of Christmas and
this is a very fantastic red dragonfly
great capture and fine details
best time of holidays


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-12-25 12:01]

Hello Jitti !
Wonderful picture of this red Dragonfly ! Excellent sharp details, vivid colors, splendid composition and POV, wonderful blurred BG, nice pose of the insect... I also like the contrast of the red Dragonfly and the lovely green BG. Very well done !

The red C. servivia makes an apt post on the occasion of the festive season, JC.
I also wish you a Happy New Year!
The image is very well taken. The composition is beautisul and the details on the insect are marvellous.
TFS and all the best.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-26 0:32]

Hi Jitti.
Fantastic close-up picture of so wonderful scene. Sharpness and details, smoothness and colours, composition and POV are simply outstanding. Bravo and thanks for greetings. My best wishes in coming New Year too.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-12-26 3:08]

Hello Jitti , Beauty shot from the drakonfly , very good pov dof pose ,I like it , tfs ,A Good New Year for you and the famely ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-12-26 8:10]

Great shot,Jitti!
Sharpness,details and colors are very nice. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-26 8:24]

Hi Jitti,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

This dragonfly in action is just wonderful. You froze him in a fantastic position. Colors and details are excellent.


nice composition with interesting Bg
nice colours
good focus and quite good DOF
well done, a nice picture

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-12-26 23:00]

Hello Jitti,
Very nice composition, BG and colours with a beautiful red dragonfly.
I wish you a Happy New Year in photo.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-27 5:13]

Hi Jitti,
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you.
Wonderful shot of this gorgeous red dragonfly with very impressive sharpness and spot-on focus. Superb lighting and BG and I like the way it clings on to the tip of the flower. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello JC,
You managed to find a dragonfly in Chrismas colour!
A lovely composition with great details, the 3-D effect is well achieved...
Pablo -

Hi Jitti,
A lovely capture of this beautiful red dragonfly. Excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2008.

Hi Jitti,
Wow! The colors really draw you in to this wonderful capture. The composition is well balanced with excellent results. Happy New Year! :)

Hello Jitti,
This is beautiful. Red is contrasting and superb details.

Hallo Jitti
Although I know Christmas has come and gone by but being a new member to Trek Nature I browse as much as possible if time permits. I think at this stage my eyes are working overtime to search for anything that will grab my attention, and I think by end of the week I’ll be squint-eyed. It is quite a difficult task. There are just so many talented photographers on the site and they all have such spectacular portfolios. I picked up this “C. servilia (male)” photo of yours which you posted during the Christmas season. What a lovely cherry red dragonfly! It is beautiful. Just look at the fine hairs on its body and paws. I am sure I’ll be able to count the ones on its paws if I wanted to. That’s how good the detail is. Purple is also my favourite colour and that blossom opening is just lovely. It made me think of the flower in the story “Dennis the Menace” where the blossom only opened for about 40 seconds. You have some lovely photos in your portfolio. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-13 9:58]

Hi Jitti,
What a nice capture!
Love the combination of colors!
Very good POV!

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