Ruddy Marsh Skimmer
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|This Rudy Marsh Skimmer was waiting for the winter sun to show up. It was covered in fine dew as was the surrounding grass.|
Size:Male: Abdomen: 24-25mm, Hind wing: 27-38mm. Female: Abdomen 25-32mm:, Hind wing: 31-37mm.
Description: A medium sized blood red or reddish yellow
dragonfly with amber coloured patch at wing base.
Male: Face is blood red. Eyes:Blood red above,
purple on the sides. Thorax:Blood red to bright orange.
Legs: Reddish. W i n g s : Tr a n s p a r e n t
base marked with rich amber.
Wing spot: Dark b r o w n . A b d o m e n : Blood red.
Female: Face is pale yellow. Eyes:. Eyes are brown above and olivaceous below. Thorax: Dark brown. Legs: Dark brown. Wings: Transparent and basal amber marking paler than in the males. Wing spot: Pale yellow.
Abdomen: Yellowish brown with a mid dorsal black stripe.
Habits and habitat:
One of the commonest red dragonflies. Frequently found in ponds, puddles, rivers,big wells, tanks, ditches and paddy fields. This dragonfly perches on aquatic
weeds and chases any passing by dragonflies.
Breeding: Breeds in marshes associated with ponds, rivers and tanks.
Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Widely distributed in Oriental and Australian region.
Above information source: 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. 118 pages. Copyright K.A.Subramanian, 2005.
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Hello Himanshu my neighbor,
a fantastic picture you captured, great sharpness, even the dew's are visible.
great colour and good BG. perfect composition.
- [2012-07-27 8:29]
Excellent photo in good sharpness and details. Beautiful colours with a nice blurry background. Nice composition too.
- [2012-07-27 9:49]
A very nice profile composition of this colorful skimmer. Choice pov & good lighting to produce such rich hues. Very well taken!
another really interesting photo of this dragonfly. Amazing colours. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Ciao Himanshu, lovely dragonfly on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
fine capture of this Skimmer with nice sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the natural colours.
- [2012-07-28 2:47]
A very nice close-up of this dragonfly.
Good pose,colours and details.
Have a good weekend