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Southern Skimmer Male

Southern Skimmer Male
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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: 2018-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-12 5:09
Viewed: 262
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trying my new camera for macros. This shot was taken yesterday.

Orthetrum brunneum, the southern skimmer, is a species of 'skimmers' belonging to the family Libellulidae.


The adults grow up to 40–45 millimetres (1.6–1.8 in) long. Their dimensions on average are larger than in Orthetrum coerulescens.
The thorax and the abdomen are pale blue in males, yellowish-brown or greyish-brown in females. Young males are brownish. The abdomen is relatively flattened and shows a thin middorsal black line and distinct points on each segment. The wings are hyaline, with yellow or pale brown pterostigma. The wingspan reaches 66–70 millimetres (2.6–2.8 in).


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-09-12 9:11]

Hi Ram,the best pic seen with your camera till now,no doubts. Absolutely perfect,the sharpness on the skimmer is the best everywhere,from the head to end of tail and on the wings too,i like the bright colors too,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,i'm waiting the first butterfly too. Luciano.

Hi Ram
I this was one of your first macro shots with your new camera you've done extremely well - sharp and good colour.

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