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Common Picture Wing

Common Picture Wing
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon F-100, 105mm f2.8 Nikkor macro, Fuji Provia 100
Exposure: f/11
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-09-29 11:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TKingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Odonata

Suborder: Anisoptera

Family: Libellulidae

Genus: Rhyothemis

Species: R. variegata
The Picturewing (Rhyothemis variegata) is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, found in South Asia. They appear to have weak flight and can easily be mistaken for butterflies.

This fella gave me a lot of time to compose and check focus etc. It was not bothered at all, and i called all my friends to photograph it. We almost spent 30 minutes with it. It is a lovely Dragonfly, and some times it is also called as Picture wing. It is a toatl transparent wing pattern.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-29 11:23]

Hello Satish

What a splendid gragonfly!
Its colors and contrast are absolutely wonderful!
Great POV here showing all the beauty of those wings. Also very nice DOF, BG, light and lovely framing.

Bravo and TFS

Nice shot, amazing insect.
Good frame and manage.


Hi Satish!
I shot this beautiful dragonfly in Mumbai recently and have posted two pictures already. I was excited when I first noticed them frolicking around in a group. They were very cooperative, indeed.
Very good image with nice POV, DOF and colours.
This one is a female and I am going to post the picture of a male one of these days.

You've captured this wonderful dragonfly beautifully, It's got incredible colours, I'd love to see it for real! I can see a blurr and it could be even better to I did a workshop, hope you like it.
TFS, Ulla

Hello Satish

excllent inflight photo, perfect details, very crisp, nice colors, bg, DOF, Perfect dcomposed and captured photo,

TFS Kyle

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-09-29 12:16]

Plutôt spectaculaires les ailes de cette libellule.
Bonne journée.

Hey Satish...
Wonderfully captured! I like how the dragonfly is the only thing in focus. Such clarity and sharpness. It's a very beautiful dragonfly with unique wings. You've captured it at a good POV. Thanks for sharing.

Hey Satish
Great shot of picture wing,
very nice,beautiful colors


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-09-29 13:48]

What a beautiful gly,never seen one close...Lovely colours&details are sharp!!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-29 17:07]

Hola Satish,
que buen disparo y excelente captura, precioso helicopter, bonitos colores... saludos

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-29 18:57]

Hola Satish.- Una bella foto de este hermoso Caballito, Muy buen nivel de luz, y muy nitida.
Saludos Luis52.

Hi Satish

Lovely shot. Good clarity and sharpness. Nice colours. Lovely to view. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-30 3:08]

Amazing colors and patterns on those wings, Satish.
Just gorgeous.
The BG colors are beautiful too, and offer a great backdrop to the dragonfly.
I find the busy frame detracting from the picture wing, but that is just my opinion.
TFS. : )

Hi Satish,
Excellent compo.my friend.POV,sharpness is just perfect.Well done.TFS.

Dear Satish,
Picture card perfect.

Great work. The colors and the contrast are just nice and the sharpness matches to it.

Best regards


Amazing Dragonfly. The wings are painted like that of a butterfly. Good capture.

Murali Santhanam

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