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Female Scarlet Skimmer

Female Scarlet Skimmer
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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: 2015-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-22 3:45
Viewed: 1040
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image from my archives of 2015 was taken with my compact camera. Whereas the male is scarlet red in color, female is golden yellow. This one. apparently, is a female.

The scarlet skimmer or ruddy marsh skimmer, Crocothemis servilia, is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to east and southeast Asia and introduced to Jamaica, Florida, and Hawaii.

It is a medium sized blood red dragonfly with a thin black line along the mid-dorsal abdomen. It breads in ponds, ditches, marshes, open swamps and rice fields.

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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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-22 4:51]

Hello Ram,
The image of the day for me. What an attractive dragonfly you have presented to us. Perched so nicely on the lovely bright orange flower, the detail is excellent. Perfectly exposed and framed in an attractive manner. Impressive!!!

hallo Ram
very nice picture with beautiful colours
great shot
thanks gt lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-05-23 9:01]

Hi Ram,the 3D effect is fantastic,it seems a color pic made in a black a white background. Magnificent capture of this skimmer in the best sharpness,very very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Sir,

A gorgeous presentation..eye catching color saturation, contrast, perfect exposure & great details.

Thank You for sharing this lovely image from your archive.


Ram, i came out of TN retirement just for images such as this. It was a golden dragonfly which first attracted me to your gallery. Now tell me why this one chose to land in a photographers camera. I am duly impressed

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