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Stream Ruby Damselfly (M)

Stream Ruby Damselfly (M)
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Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-16 4:33
Viewed: 4838
Points: 28
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Stream Ruby (Rhinocypha bisignata)

Description: A small black and red damselfly with red iridescent streaks on wings.
Size: Male:Abdomen: 20mm, Hindwing: 24-26mm.Female: Abdomen: 16mm,Hindwing: 22mm
Male: Eyes: Blackish brown. Thorax: Black thorax with two triangular orange-red spots. On sides, it has a narrow rusty stripe and below that another broken rusty stripe is also present.
Legs: Black with white outer surface.
Wings:Transparent and amber tinted.Forewings are tipped black with brilliant coppery sheen. Hindwings
black tipped with two series of elongated brilliant iridescence.
Wing spot: Black.
Abdomen: Black, marked with yellow from segments 1-5.

Female: Eyes:
Brownish black above, bluish grey below. Thorax: Similar to male but orange red and rusty stripes more yellowish. Legs: Black with creamy white centres. Wings:Transparent, tinted with yellow. Wing spot: Black. Abdomen: Similar to male but
dull coloured.
Habitat: Very common in hill streams. Males are very conspicuous and hover over streams. Frequently sit on boulders and twigs. Females are more elusive. Breeding: Breeds in hill streams. Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Hills of peninsular India.

Reference: K.A.Subramanian (2005) Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India-A Field Guide. E-Book of Project Lifescape. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institue of Science and Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.

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Lovely capture Himanshu! I liked it :)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-16 6:29]

Hello Himanshu,
Very beautiful coloured damselfly in excellent sharpness, taken from a good POV in a fine composition. Nice blurred background.

such vibrant colors, bet you were thrilled to capture this.

Ciao Himanshu, superb macro of lovely damselfly with fantastic colors, fine details, wonderful light and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-16 8:19]

Hello Himanshu,
What an amazing coloration this Stream Ruby has. I never have seen it until now and I'm very glad to discover it today. Would like to see this one in real.
Excellent composition, sharpness is not perfect and could be improved. But I know sometimes we have to be very fast..
Kind regards

Hello Himanshu
Amazing damselfly and beautiful photo with very good composition and fantastic colours.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-16 8:36]

Hi Himanshu,
Perfect coloured macro shot. Very nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Himanshu,
wow, fantastic picture of this Damselfly with wonderful coloration. I didn't know this marvellous species until I saw your shot, so thanks for sharing. Great image, I like it.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-16 8:59]

The sharpness isn't the top but isn't easy to do better in the shadow of the forest,the specie is wonderfull,what a design and colors,and what a perfect choice of light position to see the wings in transparence.I like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Himanshu,
interesting photo of this dragonfly. Amazing colours. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Himanshu,
This is a beautiful insect, I'm impressed with his colors and shapes.
Good job, but you have to care a little more the focus.

hello Himanshu
I like this picture because this coulors whe do not have this in Holland
So differend but so beautiful
i like this
thanks greeting lou

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-16 15:28]

Hello Himanshu,
this is a very beautiful and interesting image of this damselfly!
Good detail and excellent POV; fantastic colours and nice background; wonderful colored reflections on the wings!
Well done!
Thanks for sharing

Truly a ruby Himanshu!
Fantastic picture with good details & splendid colors.
Well done & TFS.

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