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Fulvous Forest Skimmer

Posted by
Monique (Koh Samui, Thailand) on 16 February 2011 in Animal & Insect.

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Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Neurothemis
Species: Neurothemis fulvia

NIKON D300 1/320 second F/4.0 ISO 200 86 mm

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Girish from Mumbai, India

Amazing shot that. Wonderful close up and focus. Really. Great color I must say.

16 Feb 2011 5:58am

Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Wow great macro shot, perfect really.

16 Feb 2011 6:09am

Franka from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wat een exotische libel, prachtig.

OT gefocust:
Bedankt voor het aanreiken van de juiste vervoeging van dit vernederlandste Engelse woord. Ik ben er blij mee!

16 Feb 2011 6:42am

@Franka: Graag gedaan ;)

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Wow!!, even mijn 5 sterren aanklikken..... wat is 'tie mooi!!

16 Feb 2011 6:42am

@❀ Yvonne Simons ❀: Dankjewel :)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Just wonderful Monique. Very good work !

16 Feb 2011 7:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Great macro

16 Feb 2011 7:22am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, this is an exquisite macro of this insect.
Exquisite detail, color and soft background.

16 Feb 2011 7:28am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

An absolute 5***** macro

16 Feb 2011 7:39am

marci from in, Morocco

wow - almost like a 3D movie!! wonderful!

16 Feb 2011 7:42am

marjolein vh pl. from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Geweldig weer je `onderaf` foto
En de vleugels lijken wel van gebrandschilde ramen
Heel mooi weer

16 Feb 2011 7:53am

Chantal from TERHEIJDEN, Netherlands

geweldige macro, de details zijn super strak

16 Feb 2011 7:59am

klaproos from neerkant, Netherlands

in een woord "geweldig" moon,

die vleugels zijn net niet echt: -)


16 Feb 2011 8:10am

Martine from Netherlands

o wow wat een foto..........................

16 Feb 2011 8:20am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

T is net of deze 2 grote hangoren heeft ;-))
Fantastische macro weer!!!!!!

16 Feb 2011 8:25am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Wow what amaying details in the wings

16 Feb 2011 8:25am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

masterful...just simply 5*

16 Feb 2011 8:35am

Dominic from Herselt, Belgium

een heel heldere kijk op deze libel, prachtige kleuren!

16 Feb 2011 8:47am

Florence from Paris, France

Monique, I'm in lack of vocabulary each day, difficult to tell you how, first, I'm admirative, second, how brilliant are your macro shots, composition, rendering of colors, extra quality of your focus/lens (what a sharpness here through the details of this red wings !), nice green eyes by the way and look also the texture/rendering of the rocks (I guess it's a rock)... looks like a gold rock. An extra photograph Monique but you are an extra photographer.

16 Feb 2011 9:05am

@Florence: I was really pleased reading your comment, you're making me blush Florence! I'm glad you enjoy
my insectphotos as much as I like your creative eye and photos ;) If I'm not mistaken the dragonfly was
resting on a concrete pole when I spotted him.

antsje from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wat een super scherpe mooie foto. De vleugeltjes zo mooi

16 Feb 2011 9:33am

k@ from Paris, France

Her wings like old torn out leather ! Impressive details & colors (gor-geous !) and your angle is so good, seems you are directing her like in a movie she would be the heroine of.

16 Feb 2011 9:50am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great ...Beautiful color & details...

16 Feb 2011 9:56am

Lotta Fridström from Sweden

Great macro with excellent details, colors and I also like the background.

16 Feb 2011 10:08am

JCJ from Troyes, France

very fine

16 Feb 2011 11:36am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome shot! Excellent focus, colours and details...

16 Feb 2011 11:55am

Yvon from Orleans, France

magnifique macro shot

16 Feb 2011 12:05pm

Journey Photographic from Australia

This is magnificent! It looks like an illustration of some alien creature...

16 Feb 2011 12:43pm

Wim from los Llanos de Aridane, Spain

Deze heeft zijn roeispanen bij.
Ongelooflijke knappe foto !!
@ ik heb het doorgegeven aan Cesar ;-)))

16 Feb 2011 2:06pm

LM from Aix en Provence, France

nice shot, very well done

16 Feb 2011 2:18pm

Fokkio from Netherlands

Prachtig. Scherp op de juiste plek en veel mooie onscherpte eromheen. Een jaloersmakende foto weer ;-)

16 Feb 2011 2:42pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

An other incredible macro of an unusual specimen!
Fantastic composition !

16 Feb 2011 6:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding selective focus. very nice color

16 Feb 2011 6:57pm

parisa from shiraz, Iran

really nice n great shot excellent Monique

16 Feb 2011 7:12pm

Tiny from Emmen, Netherlands

Geweldig, vind ze zo mooi.
Moet nog even geduld hebben en dan zie ik ze hier ook wer bij de vijver ;-)
Prachtoge foto zeg.
Mooi van kleur.

16 Feb 2011 8:05pm

Sylvia from -, Netherlands

Prachtig beest en wat een gave compo!!!

16 Feb 2011 8:06pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Ah, wat een beauty!! Prachtig gekleurde vleugeltjes en superscherpe details:-) De houding/compo is ook helemaal top...zwijmel, zwijmel.........

16 Feb 2011 8:11pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Das ist eine ganz einmalige und fantastische Aufnahme diese schönen Libelle.

16 Feb 2011 8:29pm

rainboy from Nainital, India

superb ...

16 Feb 2011 9:04pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

Have you ever tried to catch one bare hand? We used to do that all the time when as a kid by slowly reaching your hand towards it while circling your index finger at the same time, then just grab it by the wings very quickly. Try it next time and not to squash it. :-) My success rate was about 70% back then.

16 Feb 2011 9:38pm

@Ti: Hypnotizing dragonflies?! Never heard of that before ;) I'm too afraid I will damage those delicate creatures!

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from Belgium

hij/zij kijkt mij recht in de ogen ..

wat een schoonheid, monique!!

16 Feb 2011 10:24pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, a beautiful eating machine and hunter, of course. An excellent macro.

16 Feb 2011 10:50pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Superb - as always!

16 Feb 2011 11:03pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wow, those colours are really fascinating. Great shot!

17 Feb 2011 8:55am

٭ ƸɼiϾ ٭ from Narbonne, France

wow, an other wonderfull picture !!!!
you ve done it very well... one more time :-))
have a nice day monique

17 Feb 2011 9:03am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a marvel !! Love the tones, a real delight for my eyes. Bravo again Monique !!

17 Feb 2011 11:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing !!!

17 Feb 2011 12:47pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You manage such regular perfection with these macro shot . . another winner for sure.

17 Feb 2011 12:48pm

FotoAnna from mother Earth, Netherlands

Pracht van een opname met heerlijke kleuren !!
Prachtige scherpte/diepte in een hele mooie compositie... zeer fraai.
Lieve knufff groetjes Anna

17 Feb 2011 2:33pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic look, great macro. Nice day.

17 Feb 2011 8:00pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Es una foto increíble,el foco perfecto.saludos.

17 Feb 2011 8:00pm

Kala from United States

SUPERB details in this macro Monique.

17 Feb 2011 10:45pm

Mici from Toronto, Canada

How do you do these amazing shots? :) 5 stars

18 Feb 2011 12:57am

Ank from Netherlands

Niet alleen de Libel is prachtig mar de foto ook! Zoooo scherp op de ogen en zo mooi van kleur, echt geweldig!

18 Feb 2011 7:45am

PeterS from Spijkenisse, Netherlands

Leuk helmpie heeft ie op :-)

18 Feb 2011 2:20pm

TruusW from Netherlands

Super zeg, zo scherp die tekeneing op beide! vleugels. Zou daar ook nog wel een crop van willen zien. (die rechtse) Moet volgens mij ook vervreemdend mooi zijn.

18 Feb 2011 6:20pm

dang from Atlanta, United States

Love you POV & composition on this shot.

19 Feb 2011 10:16am

joshi daniel from India

amazing details and loved the perspective!

21 Feb 2011 11:29am

Michelle from Canada

Love the color and detail. I can almost feel the texture of the wings.

26 Feb 2011 7:32pm

boomkruiper from BORGER, Netherlands

Wowwwwww net dat koppie en de vleugelpunt binnen de scherptezone. Het lijkt wel kant :)

28 Feb 2011 10:50pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Spot on!

21 Sep 2011 1:22pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
86 mm