|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|My first short visit to Lingambudhi Lake here saw me take a few shots, mostly of birds. There were many butterflies, but did not take any as they were restless! Managed this one of the Scarlet Skimmer. It belongs to:|
The Scarlet Skimmer is a member of the family Libellulidae. Dragonflies in this large family have brightly colored bodies, 3/4-2 1/2" (18-64 mm) long, that are shorter than the wingspan, which is usually 1-4" (25-102 mm). The wings often have bands or spots. In some species males and females are different colors. Often the male does not attain full color until a few days after emergence. The short, squat naiads, to 1 1/4" (33 mm) long, inhabit shallower, warmer waters than naiads of other families and tend to be more active, maturing more rapidly. [from eNature.com]
Took this shot using a 1x macro zoom. Picture is just cropped without any enhancement. The bright sunshine aided this perhaps.
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