|Copyright: Ramkumar Chandrasekharan (rkc)
|Date Taken: 2009-10-20|
|Exposure: f/3.1, 1/160 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-10-20 10:10|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Dragonflies(Suborder - Anisoptera) and damselflies belong to the aquatic insect order or group known as Odonata. They are one of the oldest inhabitants of the earth dating back to over 250 million years. They are generally found near all kinds of inland waters including ponds, rivers, streams and also marshes and swamps. Usually the presence of odonates is a good indicator of the quality of the ecosystem.|
Dragonflies, the jeweled helicopters of the insect world, are generally stronger and more robust than damselflies. They are also fast and agile fliers. While at rest their wings are held away from their bodies.
A remarkable dragonfly migration stretching between 14,000 and 18,000 kilometers has been discovered recently which spans the Indian Ocean.
What you see here is a Red Marsh Trotter.
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Wonderful macro shot, nice details and color.