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Brachydiplax chalybea

Brachydiplax chalybea
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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: 2017-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-03 2:51
Viewed: 702
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw this species of Dragonfly for the first time in the lotus pond of my school today afternoon. It took me some time to identify it.

Brachydiplax chalybea is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is known by the common names yellow-patched lieutenant, rufous-backed marsh hawk, and blue dasher. It is native to much of eastern Asia, from India to Japan to Indonesia. It is common and widespread.

The male of the species is 33 to 35 millimeters long and has a hindwing 24 to 27 millimeters long. It is powder blue with light brown sides and a dark tip to the abdomen. Wings are hyaline, with tinted burnt-brown base, fading to amber. The female is brownish yellow in color with darker markings along the dorsal abdomen. Its wings lack the yellow tinge. This species can be easily distinguished from other species in this genus by its larger size, characteristic colour of the thorax, and bases of wings.

This species is found in many types of wet habitat, including brackish and disturbed waters. The males are seen more often, due to their territorial behavior. Females oviposit by "flicking" an egg mass out of the water into rocks and vegetation nearby.


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hello Ram
very nice composition with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-08-03 15:29]

Hi Ram,a perfect choice of the location made by the dragonfly to have one of the most beautiful pics of this species family...ehehe..magnificent captre very bright and sharp everywhere,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-08-03 19:54]

What a beauty Ram,
Super sharp focus and great color tones. I like the clarity in the entire image. I especially like the way the wings have a tiny bit of glint to them. Awesome capture!!

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