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Copyright: Prasad Vallabhajosyula (Panoptic83) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 116] (758)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-24 13:35
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Points: 8
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A Damselfly resting on a lily plant.


The Damselfly (Suborder Zygoptera) is an insect in the Order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base, caudal to the connecting point at the body. Damselflies are also usually smaller, weaker fliers than dragonflies, and their eyes are separated.

Source: Wikipedia

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Excellent picture of a Damselfly, Prasad.
The entire insect is in sharp focus againt a bokeh BG.
The colours and details on it are sharp and clear.
For getting the exact ID of this subject, I can suggest a site. You can google it with key words 'asian dragonflies'. There is a section on Indian dragonflies and damselflies there. You will be able to match you specimen easily. Once the name has been identified, you can get details on it from Wikipedia.

A nice capture of this male Ischnura aurora. Commonly called Golden Dartlet. They are fairly common in India and, besides been found near waterbodies, they tend to wander very far from it too.
Tfs :)

Hi Prasad,

Good colourful damsel fly. Good shot with focus from head to toe!


Hi Prasad,

Superb macro of this damselfly. Good colouring, sharpness and light metering. A great photo! Interesting notes too.

CHeck out my New Zealand dragonfly on Treklens sometime. Hope you like it. :-)

Regards and best wishes,

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