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Tramea limbata (for Joey)

Tramea limbata (for Joey)
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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: 2007-10-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/290 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, For Joey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-22 5:07
Viewed: 4019
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This post is dedicated to Mr. Joe Kellard (joey) for his always useful +++ & --- critiques and good workshop postings. Thank you very much Joe.

This is slightly cropped and size reduction done to meet TN specs.

Thanks for viewing.

Black Marsh Trotter (Tramea limbata)

Kingdom: Animalia Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians, triploblastic animals
Branch: Protostomia Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
Phylum: Arthropoda Latreille, 1829 - arthropods
Class: Insecta Linnaeus, 1758 - insects
Order: Odonata - dragonflies and damselflies
Suborder: Anisoptera Selys, 1854 - dragonflies
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Tramea
Species: limbata (Desj.)
Scientific Name: Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1835)

Tramea limbata is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It is found in Botswana, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, shrub-dominated wetlands, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marches.

Size: Male: Abdomen: 33-35.5mm, Hind wing: 44-46mm. Female: Abdomen: 32mm, Hind wing: 43-46mm.
Description: A medium sized black dragonfly with blood red tail and black hindwing patch.
Male: Face is olivaceous or bright ochreous in front and dark iridescent violet above.
Eyes: Dark brown above, olivaceous on sides and below. Thorax: Olivaceous with reddish suffusion. Legs: Black with reddish brown base. Wings: Transparent with reddish venation towards the base. The base of hindwing has an extremely variable blackish brown marking. The veins within this black area are reddish. Wing spot: Dark brown. Abdomen: Blood red marked with black
triangles above. Female: Very similar to male. However,
the black markings on the abdomen are more extensive.
Habits and habitat: This midday flying dragonfly is
commonly seen patrolling over water bodies.
Breeding: Breeds in ponds, marshes and tanks.
Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Widely distributed in Ethiopian and Oriental region.

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I love it. A good enough dedication. Now there is a horse race. That is a euphemism which means something like a race, although it is said tongue in cheek which mean saying with a certain amount of humour. All very complicated when one has to go through idiomatic hoops to get across what one really means. This leaves little room for me to obfuscate:-)
Haraprasan what do they call you for a short name? I am Robert, short is Bob. Some folks call me Big Bob....those were in the good old days...nice image by the way!
Big Bob

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-22 6:05]

Awww thanks!
It means a lot that you'd dedicate a photo to me! :)
And such a good one at that!
Excellent in-flight shot of this dragonfly.
You've frozen the wings so well and with pin-point focusing.
Excellent exposure to bring out the colours against the sky.
I like the composition aswell.
Thankyou very, very much Haraprasan :D
And of course this is straight into my favourites theme :)
My best regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-22 7:04]

Hi Haraprasan

What a nice dedication!

Nice in-flight shot - conveys a sense of speed and yet shows us enough of the insect to appreciate it.


Hi Haraprasan ,
Magnificient capture of the fight of dragon fly, its is very rar to see such kind of pics, it shows the skil and deication dhing\d the shot.
nice BG and great detail, the note is very informativ too.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-22 12:08]

Hi Hararasan. Joe will be very proud to have this picture dedicated to him. you have a good inflight shot of the dragonfly. good detail and colour. well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-22 15:27]

my dream is take a pic whit a dragonfly..in fly....but i'm unlucky and is not easy..yours is very good,thanks for share,Luciano

BEAUTIFUL piece of work.
Have been a naughty boy; been away from my TN friends for a long time. After 50 years I ran into an old friend on TN who re-introduced me to the still living members of my Squadron from the Air Force days. Have been catching up. Hence this little turmoil.
Excellent in-flight image.
Best regards,
Mario from COLD COLD Calgary.

Hi Haraprasan,
you can supply such a nice shot for flying dragon. This is hard work. Your results very nice. It looks like stable on air. The post is a nice gift to Joe. good notes.
best wishes

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-23 2:02]

Hi Haraprasan,
Wonderful in-flight shot and you have freezed the action well. The blue sky acts as a great BG. Though I feel the focus is a bit soft but it is very difficult to take in-flight shots and you have done admirably well here. I have failed in all my attempts. Must have made Joey very happy. Superb lighting and a great POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Haraprasan, superb dragonfly with splendid colors, superb pose in fly, lovely details and excellent sharpness, great contrast with blue sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-11-23 5:18]

HP Bhai Well said and I am trying to get back into normal routine. Not yet. But this is another quite oustanding shot frm you.ganesh

bonjour haraprasan
je sais tres bien qu'il est dificile de prendre une libellule en vol(cela peut arriver qu'elle fase du sur place)et mêm si le piqué n'est pas extra cela vaut le coup d'oeil.
bravo merci et continue.

These are so difficult to photograph in flight.
WOnderful! :)

Hello Haraprasan,
An attractive in-flight capture!
The image is well composed, and the attractive blue sky works well as background...
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Haraprasan,
that's beautiful, congrats - not an easy shot - and you made it very good, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi haraprasan,
nice capture of this hovering dragonfly. tfs.

Hello Haraprasan!
Superb shot in all aspects! TFS.

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