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Ceriagrion coromandelianum

Ceriagrion coromandelianum
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-21 6:25
Viewed: 2247
Points: 28
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Coromandel Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion coromandelianum)
Many of our TN friends are well known about Damselflies, but I would like to repeat the information again.
Some facts
Dragonflies and Damselflies belong to the aquatic insect order or group known as Odonata. They are one of the oldest inhabitants of the earth dating back to over 250 million years. They are generally found near all kinds of inland waters including ponds, rivers, streams and also marshes and swamps.
Usually the presence of odonates is a good indicator of the quality of the ecosystem.
Marsh darts are slender and small damselflies with varied colouration. These
non-iridescent damselflies rest with wings closed over their body. The wings are transparent and rounded at the tip. The long and slender abdomen is slightly longer than the hind wing. Some of the smallest damselflies like the Golden Dartlet (Ischnura aurora) is from this family. Marsh Darts are found throughout the world. World over, this family is represented by about 1147 species. Within Indian limits, 65 species are known and in peninsular India 25 species are recorded. The marsh darts breed in a variety of aquatic habitats like ponds, marshes, streams, and rivers. Though most of the species are closely associated with aquatic habitats, some species like the Common Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion coromandelianum) can be found far away from any aquatic habitat.
Coromandel Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion coromandelianum)
Male: Abdomen: 28-30mm, Hind wing: 18-20 mm.
Female: Abdomen: 29-32 mm, Hind wing: 20mm
A medium sized pale green damselfly with bright yellow (male) or pale green tail (female).
Male: Eyes: Olivaceous above,pale greenish yellow below.
Thorax: Olive green above merging to yellow on sides. Underside is white. Legs: Yellow with black spines. Wings: Transparent. Wing spot: Golden yellow. Abdomen: Uniform yellow. Female: Thorax: Golden brown. Abdomen: Uniformly olivaceous with an ochrous or golden brown tint on the dorsal side.
Habits and Habitat: Common along the banks of ponds, rivers and canals. Also found frequently far away from water bodies.
Breeding: Shallow water bodies with profuse growth of grass and other aquatic plants.
Flight season: Throughout the year.
Distribution: Throughout the Oriental region.
Insects of Santiniketan
Santiniketan is very rich of its flora and fauna. Four big water bodies and one small reserve forest are there. You can find many rare plants here. I am trying to documenting this beautiful bio-diversity as a Photographer.
I found this Coromandel Marsh Dart in our garden and give me an opportunity to take this photograph.
I would like dedicate my first photograph of Damselflies to our elder Indian TN member Mr. Ram Thakur for his enormous contribution in TN.
Thank you for Viewing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-21 6:29]

Hello Samiran,
very pretty and lovely composition of this damselfly.
So excellently composed in a dramatic top view.
The shallow depth and superb green bckground gives a fabulous image.
Well presented shot in splendid composition.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-21 6:34]

Hi Samiran,very original choice of this point of view from the high to create this magic perspective,i like the total sharpness and the natural colors,the eyes details are really fantastics.Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO

Thanks, Mr. Nandy. I'm touched by your dedication. I was a learner and will always continue to be a learner here on TN.
Coming to your damselfly macro image (it looks like an Elegant Sprite to me; it certainly is not Coromandel Marsh Dart), you have used your new macro lens with great dexterity. The focus is evenly sharp on the entire subject, the DOF is superb and the colours are very natural.
Keep shooting with this marvellous lens. Looking forward to many more such flawless macros as the summer brings forth a whole lot of new and fresh insects.
Warm regards.

Hello Samiran,
Very nice photo composition with these Damselfly, great sharp and colorful details, useful description too, TFS!

Excellent diagonal composition Samiran! Wonderful colours and great sharpness too!

Hi Samiran,
very nice dragonfly. Excellent compositions. Great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-21 11:49]

Beautiful image of this interesting species, Samiran!
Great sharpness and depth; excellent POV and composition; splendid natural colours and perfect contrast with a nice blurred background.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-21 12:31]

Hello Samiran.
A very well composed shot of this damselfly.The lighting is very nice,and the colours are well saturated.You managed very good focus with sharp details.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Samiran.
Ottima macro ,di questa libellula ha riposo,con una nitidezza eccellente,belli i colori,ottima la composizione ben curata,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Samiran, great POV on lovely damselfly, beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Samiran

Excellent macro of this insect, fine POV,
beautiful soft light and color tones,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-22 9:46]

Hi Samiran!
Elegant, suggestive image of damsefly. Very good sharpness and nice lighting.
Excellent blurred BG.
Very well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

Hallo Samiran,
a superb macro of the Coromandel Marsh Dart, very good sharpness, splendid bright colours, excellent point of view in a very nice diagonal composition
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-22 17:16]
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How I missed this beauty, anyway, wonderful viewpoint to show this lovely damselfly in different perspective. well captured. tfs.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-23 3:41]

Hi Samiran

Very nice damselfly. You've got good details over the whole body. I like the diagonal line and your soft background.

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