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Flame Skimmer


Flame Skimmer
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dragon-fly [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-29 3:52
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Flame Skimmer
Libellula saturata

Libellula saturata – "Firecracker Skimmer," or "Flame Skimmer," of the Family Libellulidae, is a bright orange-red skimmer with flame-red coloration extending out onto the wings. This skimmer is generally found around slow moving streams and small ponds with dense emergent vegetation. The nymphs are found living in the thick, black mud of pond bottoms and the still water of small streams.

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Hmmm...I feel jealous about this one.
I think I have met this fellow (or someone very similar) before but I was not lucky enough to get a good shot.
You have captured this with great details.
Nice POV, Sharpness and compo too
TFS.

Stunning work, this dragonfly seems like it has an almost transparent body, which you have captured superbly....well done!

Ade

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-29 4:24]

Hello Manyee!
Congratulation of your 101st :-)
I like it very much. Pose, POV, colours, details - all look superb. Beautifull insect very well captured!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-29 4:24]

An excellent capture Manyee,
Good clear,sharp detail.
Great colours and excellent DOF.
very well done.

TFS

This is very nice Manyee. I love the colour of this Flame Skimmer, impressive detail. Well done.

Great capture of this colourful critter, good DOF and sharpness. The overexposure on the reeds detracts a little, but you could easily tone this down with either burn tool or clone tool.
I'm so envious of your selection of damsels and dragons over there ;-))

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-06-29 6:00]

Hello Manyee, bravo pour cette belle libellule aux couleurs éclatantes; superbe composition et piqué. Mes félicitations Didier.

Nice shot Manyee, good macro, I like the details, sharpness and DOF. Good work! Thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-29 6:29]

Hello Manyee,

This is a very nice shot. Colors and details are good and so is the composition. The twigs are a little overexposed. Nothing serious though. Well done & TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

Good shooting, the twigs are a bit OE, butthe dragonfly is well captured. I like the change in colour under the wings.

Lovely shot - super colours. Slightly out on the branch with over exposure, but understandable and acceptable in my view. Well done. Tim

Great shot Manyee,
Excellent details, colours, sharpness and composition.
DOF and POV are spot on. Excellent capture.
Thanks for posting

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-30 3:32]

Beautiful and interesting composition for this superb dragonfly ! Good pose, colors, DOF and details ! Thanks for sharing Manyee.

Great macro Manyee. I love the shape of the wings. Great colour too. Excellent light. Tack sharp, crisp and clear. Superb POV. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-01 1:59]

Hello Manyee!
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-01 11:10]

yes I go for this one Manyee,
very nice composing shot, good in pov, nice light and a good colours, fine job,
gr. Jaap

Wonderful photo, what amazing colours.
Twigs look a little over-exposed but it doesn't spoil it.

TFS!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-26 11:45]

Very good shot of this odonata!
Beautiful red colour!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-04 0:27]

So many nice photos on your gallery, Manyee! Wonderful Libellula! Really on fire! Excelent colours and contrasts. Beautiful fly machine!
Cheers!
Zeca

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