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Trithemis festiva

Trithemis festiva
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Copyright: Saurabh Sawant (mastermind_jinx) (39)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-18 13:13
Viewed: 3564
Points: 2
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Black Stream Glider (Trithemis festiva)

Male: Abdomen: 22-28mm, Hind wing: 26-32mm. Female: Abdomen: 21-24mm, Hind wing: 29mm.

Description: Male: Frons is dark brown in front and
iridescent violet above.

Eyes: Dark brown above with a purple tinge. It is bluish grey laterally and beneath.

Thorax: Black, covered with purple pruinescence. This
gives a deep blue appearance.

Legs: Black.

Wings: Transparent, with a dark opaque brown mark at
the base of hindwing.

Wingspot: Black.

Abdomen: Black covered with fine bluepruinescence.

Female: Face is dirty brown in front and changes to brown above.

Eyes: Dark brown above and grey below.

Thorax: Greenish yellow to olivaceous. A medial
and lateral dark brown stripe is present. In addition to this, on the sides inverted Y shaped stripes present.

Legs: Black and anterior femora is yellow on the inner side.

Wings: Transparent with dark-reddish brown tip.

Wing spot: Black.

Abdomen: Bright yellow with medial, lateral and ventral black stripes.
The medial and lateral stripes are confluent at abdominal segments to enclose a
wedge shaped yellow spot.

Habits and habitat:
Very common in slow flowing streams and canals. Usually perches on boulders and aquatic plants.

Breeds in sluggish streams.

Flight season:

Throughout Oriental region.

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To ramthakur: Thank you..mastermind_jinx 1 06-22 07:17
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Hello Saurabh,
I have looked at your work with deep interest. You are a talented nature photographer. You write your notes meticulously. You have a good sense of aesthetics.
But you don't write critiques!!
I want your work to be noticed, but the only way is that you too comment/write your reactions on other people's work.
Don't take my suggestion to heart; I'm a teacher and can't help reverting to that role even if I'm retired.
I can make out you are a young man with tremendous potential.
Coming to your dragonfly picture, it is a good capture of an exotic species. At least I have seen it for the first time.
The image, in my opinion, is a bit too dark. Unable to check myself, I have done a workshop on it. Just made the image a little brighter by using Curve tool on PS CS3. What do you think?
All the best to you.

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