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Gomphidae (ID Req.)

Gomphidae (ID Req.)
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): World of Dragonflies, Nature with Canon EOS400D [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 5:35
Viewed: 3920
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken hand held. Captured in RAW mode then converted to JPEG. Although I know this is a species of clubtail family "Gomphidae" but I don't know its exact ID. I think some body can help IDing it. Thanks for viewing.

Gomphidae is an Odonata family that contains about 90 genera and 900 species. They are commonly referred to as clubtail dragonflies. The name refers to the clublike widening of the end of the abdomen (abdominal segments 7 through 9). However, this club is usually less pronounced in females and is entirely absent in some species.

Clubtails have widely separated eyes, a trait they share with the Petaluridae and with damselflies. Adults are usually from 40 to 70 mm in length.

Most Gomphids breed in streams or rivers.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Hexapoda
Order: Odonata
Family: Gomphidae

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In comparison to some who celebrated last night...obviously it is nothing more than a curious fantasy to the insect world as they go about their acrobatics. They have the skills of a Chinese acrobatic display.... and even one-up them... breaking all the rules of Thermodynamics they have added that extra dynamic of life as a Damselfly. Well done sir.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-01 7:44]

Hi Haraprasan,

What an interesting looking dragonfly this is with the strange tail. I love the pose. As always, nice colors, details, background and a lovely composition.


Hi Haraprasan
it looks like a Gomphus species. But I cant say exactly since Indian (Oriental) fauna elememts very different from Palaeacrtic region. As you know, your region related with Ehiopian (Africa) fauna region. But this is nicely composed and framed.
I wish you a happy and healty 2008.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-01 10:22]

Hello Haraprasan!
Greetings from Bulgaria :)
This is a perfect capture of this Club-tail (sorry I don't know the exact I.D.)
Great POV and composition.
Excellent sharpness and brilliant clarity.
Nice colours and a good DOF and BG.
Well done my friend!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-01 12:10]

Very nice pic and perfect position of dragonfly,i like a lot the details of blue eyes,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Prasan,
Well captured of the dfly!
good clarity with natural colouration and details
well composed and well framed
best regards

Haraprasan, नमस्ते ,
How do you do this?
Your images are always so "CLEAR". So well focused.
Happy new year.

hello haraprasan,
congratulations for getting a new camera, i hope that you will surely enjoy learning the new dslr in the new year,
i liked the non distracting ood bg and the way you have composed and framed the shot, however adding the f value may have yielded in better results,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-01 19:10]

Hi Haraprasan,
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.

Hello Haraprasan,

Nice composition. Good sharpness and lovely soft colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-02 4:53]

Hello Haraprasan,
Nice capture of a species of Clubtail dragonfly unknown to me, but you caught him from a fine POV with fair sharpness against a good contrasting bokeh BG in a pleasing composition.
Well done and thanks for sharing this one,

You did well in this very strong light...good details and well composed. :)

2008 is gonna be great! :)

Hi Haraprasan,
Nice dragon capture, your subject stands out well from the BG with good details.
I did a WS to try & < the brightness..

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