Ground Skimmer (Diplocodes trivialis)
|Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk)
|Date Taken: 2011-10-09|
|Camera: Nikon coolpix L110|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-12-05 9:56|
|[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.
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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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,
Nice pose of this Dragonfly!... I like alot hopw ypou've maneged the light and the contrast here. Well done!... regards
- [2011-12-06 5:10]
Interesting pose of this skimmer captured well, I have never seen something like this. tfs.
nice photo of this dragonfly. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,
- [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.
- [2011-12-06 12:25]
A nice capture of this Ground Skimmer. Very well composed with sharp details and a lovely composition.
Best regards Siggi
Good exposure of this Dragonfly with beautiful clarity, colours, POV and DOF. Well done.
- [2011-12-13 10:19]
Excellent capture ..
Pretty shot, Nice color and lively composition.