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Coromandel Marsh Dart

Coromandel Marsh Dart
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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: 2010-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-16 3:46
Viewed: 3649
Points: 30
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Coromandel Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion coromandelianum)

Size: Male: Abdomen: 28-30mm, Hindwing: 18-20 mm. Female: Abdomen: 29-32 mm, Hindwing: 20mm Description: A medium sized pale green damselfly with bright yellow (male) or plae green tail (female). Male: Eyes: Olivaceous above,pale greenish yellow below. Thorax: Olive green above merging to yellow on sides. Underside is white. Legs: Yellow with black spines. Wings: Transparent. Wing spot: Golden yellow. Abdomen: Uniform yellow. Female: Thorax: Golden brown. Abdomen: Uniformly olivaceous with an ochrous or golden brown
tint on the dorsal side. Habits and Habitat: Common along the banks of ponds, rivers and canals. Also found frequently far away from water bodies. Breeding: Shallow water bodies with profuse growth of grass and other aquatic plants.
Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Throughout the Oriental region.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Ceriagrion
Species: coromandelianum

(Copied from Haraprasan Nayak's post of the same species. Thanks, HP!)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-16 4:14]

Hi Ram,it's unusual for me to see a yellow damselfy,your pic is very interesting and very well done,whit very good colors,sharpness and point of view.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-16 4:20]

A nice combination of pastel colours against a dark green neutral BG Ram.
The details of this damselfly are seen with fine sharpness from a great POV. In fact the clarity takes into account a hair-like structure on the body that may be insignificant but I can't help wondering if it is a parasitic threadworm. I suppose there is no answer to that!
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Ram. Wonderful colours and light by an interesting POV. Lovely compo.


Pretty damsel indeed Ram, I don't know whether that is a species characteristic, but those wings look a little underdeveloped to me. Your ideal POV led to a sharp image of this beauty against a pleasantly datk BG. TFS it indeed!

Hello Ram Thakur
A beatiful composition with a good sharpness, the dark green background enhance the subjec.
Thanks for display.
Samiran Nandy

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-16 8:04]

Hello Ram.
The colours are wonderful and the details are super. You managed the background very well. The soft colours give this photo a sort of magic touch.Well done.Best regards Siggi

hello Ram
beautiful coloured picture with a nice pose and good details
greeting lou

Hi Ram.
This is beautiful with fine lighting and details. The color of this damsel is unique too and I have not seen that many around my place. All the best with the newly acquired P&S and looking forward to the upload from that little camera. You are going to have fun toying with it :-)
Best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-18 18:34]

Hello Ram,
I have never seen a damselfly of this color, it is simply gorgeous. The detail is very good and the exposure is right on the money. Great work!!

Hello Ram,
I like the composition and clarity of this photo
the damselfly is well detached from a nice blurried BG
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-19 5:54]

Hello Ram,
beautiful shot of this fine dart. I seldom see the yellow one, normally green and red. You have presented it so sharp as I could see something sticking out from its long abdomen.
Well composed in good use of light.
Well done.


Ciao Ram, great capture of elegant damselfly, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Very good use of the natural light Ram, it always produces the best color.
Good detail throughout & a well composed frame.
Have a nice weekend & thank you for your kind words on "the getaway"!
Speaking of getting away, I'm outta here in the AM :))

Dear Ram Sir,
Great shot...I was just thinking as to why it's known as Coromandel Marsh Dart !!! Anything to do with Coromandel??? I like the sharpness & luminosity against dark green background.

Hello Ram
lovely image very well detailed and with very good lighting, beautiful greenish color tones of the damselfly but also of the BG
wonderful POV
Have a great sunday

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