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Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk

Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk
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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: 2017-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-07 2:26
Viewed: 943
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot this male Common Red Skimmer aka Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk 2 days ago on my school campus. It is not a frequently available subject.

Orthetrum pruinosum, the crimson-tailed marsh hawk, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is a widespread species occurring from west India to Japan and south to Java and the Sunda Islands. It breeds in puddles, ponds and tanks. Three subspecies are recognized. A molecular phylogenetics study of Orthetrum dragonflies revealed that Orthetrum pruinosum is a cryptic species.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-08-07 3:47]

Hello Ram,
A real eye catcher with striking red color and an attractive diagonal pose. Funny how some species rest with wings held perpendicular to their bodies and others like this one, hold them in a slightly forward position. Your focus is spot on, giving us a great look at its unique body features. Once again your campus has produced an intriguing specimen for you to show off.

Hello Prof. Ram
Beautiful species and excellent capture.Love the diagonal composition.Wonderful natural colours and excellent details.The darker BG works very well.TFS.
Best regards
José Diogo

Hello Ram,
Excellent details and focus. Beautiful image in splendid clarity. It is a lovely specie very well captured. I like the exceptional details of his red body.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-08-07 15:56]

Hi Ram,in effect isn't a specie so easy to find. Excellent capture with fine detail and a very bright red despite the dark light,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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