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Ground Skimmer (Diplocodes trivialis)

Ground Skimmer (Diplocodes trivialis)
Photo Information
Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.7
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-05 9:56
Viewed: 2646
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Size: Male: Abdomen: 19-22mm,
Hind wing: 22-23mm.
Female: Abdomen: 18-20mm, Hind wing: 22-24mm
Description: A small greenish yellow or blue dragonfly with black markings.
Male: Face is pale azure blue.
Eyes: Reddish brown above and pale bluish or yellowish
Thorax: Greenish yellow or olivaceous. The dorso-lateral area is violet brown and is speckled with minute dots. In old adults the thorax is covered
with fine blue pruinescence.
Legs: Greenish yellow marked with black.
Wings: Transparent.
Wing spot: Dark grey to black.
Abdomen: The segments 1-7 greenish yellow with middorsal and subdorsal black stripes. Remaining
segments black. In old individuals all markings are obscured by fine blue pruinescence.
Female: Resemble young or sub adult male. Abdominal markings are broader and continued on to
segments 8-10. The 10th segment and anal appendages are completely yellow.
Habits and habitat: One of the commonest dragonflies in gardens, fields, playgrounds, etc. This dragonfly usually perches on the ground and rarely flies above 1m.
Breeding: Breeds in muddy puddles, tanks and pond edges.
Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Throughout Oriental region and Pacific islands.

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Hi Kapil,
Good captured of this dragonfly, very attractive pose, good lighting, great details and very nice out of focus background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

bravo Kapil, excellent the position for this dragon fly, wonderful exemplar,

congratulations !

ciao, tino

Hi Kapil,
Nice pose of this Dragonfly!... I like alot hopw ypou've maneged the light and the contrast here. Well done!... regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-06 5:10]

Interesting pose of this skimmer captured well, I have never seen something like this. tfs.

Hi Kapil,
nice photo of this dragonfly. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-12-06 11:38]

Bela foto com cores atraentes e nitidez e composição muito boa, magnífico trabalho de macro, meus parabéns por esta bela foto.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-06 12:25]

Hello Kapil.
A nice capture of this Ground Skimmer. Very well composed with sharp details and a lovely composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Kapil,
Good exposure of this Dragonfly with beautiful clarity, colours, POV and DOF. Well done.
Best regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-13 10:19]

Hi Kapil,
Excellent capture ..
Pretty shot, Nice color and lively composition.
Best wishes,

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