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Rescued Castaway

Rescued Castaway
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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: 2008-04-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-03 1:34
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Once I was roaming on a tidal sea beach I came across this helpless creature getting washed out in the waves. I told my younger brother to take it out of the water and I took this photo. Hope you will like.

Pigmy Dartlet (Agriocnemis pygmaea)

Size: Male: Abdomen: 16-17mm, Hindwing: 9.5-10mm. Female: Abdomen: 18 mm, Hindwing: 11-12 mm.
Description: A small apple green damselfly with black
thoracic stripes orange coloured termianl abdominal
segments. Male: Eyes:Black above, pale apple green
below. Thorax: Black above with pale apple green
stripes on sides. The pale green colour along the
sides fades to yellow below. Upper side of posterior
lateral side has small black spot. Legs: Yellow, outer surface of femora black.Wings: Transparent. Wing spot: Pale yellow in forewings and black in hind wings. Abdomen: Broadly black above. Segment 1-6 with ground colour pale apple green. Terminal segments brick red.
Female: Shows range of colour variations, some even resemble the males.
Habits and Habitat: Common in marshes, ponds, and sea shore. Darts among vegetation and flies very close to the ground. Breeding: In marshes and ponds. Flight Season: Very common during October-January. Distribution: Throughout the Oriental, Australian regions and Pacific islands.

Thank you for looking.

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Ciao Haraprasan, elegant damselfly on a finger, wonderful blurry BG, fine details , good natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-03 2:51]

Hi Hara,how is little this damselfy...and what a very nice and perfect pic,impressive sharpness and colors and a great contrast whit the gray background.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Haraprasan,

you have magic fingrs with all the insect go sitting on your hands.
Good of sharpness and pov with egal bg.
Fine colours.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-09-03 3:46]

Hi Haraprasan,
Very nice close-up for very beautiful damselfy ...
an other superb macro, fine details and splendid sharpness.
Best wishes,

Hello Haraprasan,
here is a new trainer butterflies. Beautiful picture with perfect details damsefly. Regards, Paolo

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-03 7:40]

Rescue well done and so is the capture, tfs.

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent capture with superb details and wonderful clarity.
Great composition.

hello Haraprasan
very nice little Dragonfly
super sharpness and good details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Aunque el dedo no queda muy estético :-) la captura de la
pequeña libélula fue excelente.
Un saludo Haraprasan: Josep Ignasi.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-03 13:23]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very good macro of this damselfly with excellent sharp details and fine colors.TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Hi, Haraprasan,
A beautiful dragonfly.
Best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-03 16:17]

Hi Haraprasan,

It was nice of your brother to assist you in this! His finger gives a good perspective of the size of the damselfly. Excellent colors and details of the dainty insect.


Very beautiful creature, HP, presented with excellent detail.
And very nice to know you rescued it.

Hello Haraprasan,
Fantastic! ...
It's happened to me with butterflies, weels and flies! ... but never with a danselfly! ... It is a beautiful specimen and very tiny!
Good work, thanks for sharing!

Hello Haraprasan
WOW ! this damselfly is very tiny, bravo for the great sharpness on the whole insect, i like also his nice green color,
great POV and BG
have agood night

Another fine macro work MF!
TFS and TC,


Lovely shot of this cute beauty Haraprasan.
TFS and regards,

How fascinating and unusual!!!! A remarkable catch under any circumstances. Also well said that you did your research. It is almost stand alone!

Hallo Haraprasan,
a superb macro shot of the Pigmy Dartlet, outstanding sharpness and fine detail, very beautiful colours.
Best regards

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