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Halloween Pennant (female)

Halloween Pennant (female)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Ruby's dragonflies & damselflies: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-27 21:51
Viewed: 2151
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this is a Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina). and a female. another new dragonfly to me that i found on the day before yesterday, in my treasure island :)

it was quite late... around 7:30 pm... and sufficient light was not there. but i hope, i could manage some details. lucky me! well, not for this but an another fact. will share along with my next post :)

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina) is a North American dragonfly (central & east) which belongs to the family 'Libellulidae'. Libellulidae is the family of Skimmers and is the LARGEST dragonfly family in the world.

the average size of this dragonfly is 30-42 mm.

Halloween Pennant basically lives around ponds, marshes and lakes and often perched on weedy stems.

i too, found this dragonfly besides a pond and in a marshland.

this is basically a Florida dragonfly :)
also abundant in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.

information courtesy:
Photo Migrations

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Bonjour Ruby
C'est une très belle photo,les teintes et la position de l'insecte sont magnifiques.
Bon W-E

Hello Ruby,
Wow!! this is a new one for me, and I must say a real beauty at that. With wings so colorful it's a wonder they didn't call it a Tiger Dragonfly, although I can also see why it was named Holloween Pennant with it's orange and black colors. I sure wish we had some of these here in Ohio, as it is such an eye catcher.
I see the low light caused a tiny bit of noise, so I tried to see what I could do in the WS. Hope you don't mind.

Ciao Ruby, fantastic dragonfly on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Ruby,

fantastic subject in a precarious balance like a flag in the wind -i believe its name derives from this distinctive position- within a very elegant composition.Low light makes the colours slightly less bright than usual, but still very natural.A simple image, but fascinating.



Hello Ruby,
A great capture with fine colors, sharpness & pose. Well composed & presented with a nice POV. Well done & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


quality of your picture is improving rapidly. this picture is another example of your good work. Ron's workshop is very good try to follow the technique.
thank you Ruby, with my best wishes.
samiran nandy

Strongly reminiscent of the Picturewing of India, Ruby.
Despite failing light, the picture has come out rather well.
The spots on the wings look beautiful.
I can imagine your feelings on coming face to face with nature native to the US.

beautiful colours and composition, TFS Ori

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