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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: 2015-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-14 1:31
Viewed: 1440
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my 2100th post from my archives of last year.
Though TN has turned into a low activity photo sharing site, it is difficult for me to abandon it after 10 years of active participation.
This is a female of the species.

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.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-05-14 3:27]

Hi Ram,
Nice close-up of this dragonfly,amazing colors and nice composition.
2100 is respectable amount of contribution.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Ram, congratulations for your 2100th post on TN and thanks for all your beautiful photo, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

bonjour Ram
bravo pour ces 2100 photos sur TN,
ici une superbe présentation: cadrage, profondeur et couleurs.
La libellule est dans une position intéressante
Bon W-E

hallo Ram
congratulation with your 2100 post on TN
this one is very good and beautiful to
thanks gr lou

Hi Ram,

Congratulations a great achievement with a good shot. Good colours and focus and dof

Regards Bill

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-15 13:18]

Hi Ram,beautiful way to celebrate the 2100th post,an elegant dragonfly taken in a beautiful persective and great sharpness too,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Very elegant pose and composition, Ram.
A feast for the eyes!
Pleasantly subtle colours in a noble combination of mellow green amd golden hues.
Congratulations for this capture, and for your long time anniversary of posting to TN. Thank your for all your precious contributions to this site over the years, and for this exquisite 2100th posting of yours.
Finding TN having become a "low activity photo sharing" over the years does have a pleasantly relaxing and rewarding aspect to me in times of so many hectical over-activities. TN's benefits are still there: learning about nature and photography from - and contributing to - an international community of people encouraging each other, entertaining each other, exchanging experiences and thoughts by pictures as well as in writing. I prefer to be in contact with a reasonably small number of friends - instead of taking part in platforms of many, many thousands that can make us feel drowned in a pool of millions of downloads that no one is able to view, to digest, and enjoy.
Always a pleasure to visit TN that is carried and formed by wise, lively, talented and deeply engaged people like you.
Have a very good day. With thanks, and best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-15 17:10]

Hello Ram,
Congratulations on your 2100th post with this gorgeous scarlet skimmer. I love the beautiful golden color and exceptional detail of this fine looking specimen. Perfectly posed against a attractive blurred BG and presented in wonderful natural lighting. I haven't seen any dragonflies here in Ohio yet, the weather has still been pretty cool.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-05-16 1:04]

Hello Ram,
What an achievement, 2100 postings! Thanks so much for all these contributions.Fine picture of this lovely golden species shown in a very balanced composition.
Herzlichen Dank und liebe Grüsse

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