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What is this insect?


What is this insect?
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Copyright: Venkataramanan Gopalan (Vgopalan) (64)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-28
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-25 7:01
Viewed: 875
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spotted this in a forest in Wayanad, Kerala. It almost looks like a wooden piece in color!
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Common Picturewing? Not very sure, though.
Good frontal perspective.
TFS
Ram

Hello,

Dragonfly - Libel - Odonata.

I think it is a dragonfly species , may require specific in Your county.
Beautiful image.

Thanks for sharing.
gr.Yves

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  • [2015-03-01 17:07]

Hello Venkataramanan,
Not sure how I missed this beautiful dragonfly shot, but you have captured it perfectly. I can't help with the ID, but it looks possibly like a type of Saddlebag. Beautiful rich colors and sharply focused. I like the lighting which seems to come from beneath the subject and nicely illuminates it's lower wings and body. Great job!!
Ron

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