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Black-winged Bambootail

Black-winged Bambootail
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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: 2013-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, CANON EFS 18-55MM 1:3.5-5.6 II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-03 7:27
Viewed: 1689
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black-winged Bambootail (Disparoneura quadrimaculata)
(Endemic to India. Only found in the Western Ghats, Bihar, West Bengal, Delhi, Rajasthan regions within India)


Bambootails are small to medium sized slender damselflies. They are usually black coloured and marked with blue, red, yellow or rarely iridescent.
Wings are transparent and rounded or pointed at the tip. Abdomen is long and never twice the length of the hindwing.

Bamboo Tails are highly diverse family with 244 known species. Within Indian limits 24 species are known of which 15 are found in peninsular India. All the
species breed in running waters and they are restricted to forested landscapes.

The Black-winged Bambootail (Male)
A medium sized brick red damselfly with black banded wing.
Eyes: Brick red with two equatorial black stripes. Thorax: Bright brick red above, paler on sides.A black
narrow stripe above and incomplete or broken stripes are present on sides.
Legs: Pale brown, Femora, Speckled with black.
Wings: Transparent with broad blackish brown bands in the centre. Wing spot: Rusty brown.
Abdomen: Brick red. The first segment is black above and the second segment has a large black ring above. The base of segments 3-6 has a pair of small whitish spots above. A narrow pale stripe on each side and a broad black ring towards the end is present. The
segments 7-9 is black and the 10th segment is reddish.

The black bands produce a interesting effect when wings are moving. This photo was taken in the afternoon on the banks of a forest stream.

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hallo Himanshu
A beauty of a damselfly with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Himanshu
A beautiful picture if this beautiful Black-winged Bambootail.
I didn't see it here.
Great sharpness and colour.
well composed picture indeed.
best wishes MF.
samiran da

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-03 8:32]

It's very rare and unusual for me to see a red damselfy,this is really beautiful! A great capture whit a nice face to face and great details on the eyes,magnificent perspective 3D too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-09-03 9:28]

Hello Himanshu,
different red dragonfly,nice capture,regards..

Namaste Himanshu,
Beautiful specie.Haven't seen in our area.Well captured.Nice colour and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-03 11:19]

Hello Himanshu,
Excellent macro of this very beautiful dragonfly in fantastic sharpness, details and DOF. Splendid colours and an outstanding composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-03 18:25]

Hello Himanshu,
This is the first time I've seen one of these beautifully marked Damselflies. The colors are gorgeous and you managed to capture it in super fine focus. Love those big red eyes and black markings on it's wings. Excellent composition!!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-04 8:20]

Hi Himanshu. This is a beautiful species, it is the first time for me to see this beauty! It has an excellent sharpness, deep of field and composition. Yes it is a great macro. Thank you for sharing it and congratulation. Saludos.

Hello Himanshu,
This is new for me,excellent capture ,nice sharpness and well focused,lovely colours saturation and a balanced composition.

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