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Crocothemis servilia

Crocothemis servilia
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-09-10 1:12
Viewed: 1134
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture of a male Scarlet Skimmer is from my archives of last year.

The scarlet skimmer or crimson darter (Crocothemis servilia) is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to east and southeast Asia and introduced to Jamaica, Florida, and Hawaii. The naiads are commonly used as food in parts of Yunnan, China.

There are two known subspecies; Crocothemis servilia servilia Drury, 1773 and Crocothemis servilia mariannae Kiauta, 1983. C. s. mariannae lacks the mid-dorsal black stripe.


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Your red object on green BG looks good.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-10 2:49]

Hello Ram,
excellent shot of this beautiful dragonfly.Colours, light, focus, sharpness, point of view and composition are very good. Regards Sigi

Hello Ram,
Another pin sharp image with very good clarity. Lovely capture with such impressive details. It is a wonderful image.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely dragonfly with fantastic wings, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
What a gorgeous dragonfly you have posted today. Love the bright red coloring which almost appears illuminated. The wings are very pretty as well with just a hint of color near their base. I honestly don't believe I have ever seen any here in Ohio with such vivid red color.
Crystal clear image while displaying exceptional detail and nice even lighting. I really like the diagonal turn of it's body which is quite eye pleasing. A tad bit of BG noise visible in top center of frame which can easily be removed. Well done!!

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