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Common Green Darner ?

Common Green Darner ?
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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: 2012-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ruby's dragonflies & damselflies: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-25 12:44
Viewed: 2102
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
most probably, this is a Common Green Darner (Anax junius). and a female.

not very sure about the ID, but what am sure of is the fact that it was for the FIRST time i saw a dragonfly with a 'third-eye' or 'bull's eye' kind of pattern like that!! it was literally.. amazing!! i had been roaming around in jungles and marshlands for so long.. studying dragonflies & damselflies.. but never seen such a dragonfly before! no doubt i adore my first experience with this dragonfly :)

i found this creature camouflaged by that Pine tree (?).. while returning from my 'treasure island'. it was around 11 am. i found her near to the lake inside our residential complex.

if this is a female 'Anax junius', then i must say i met a species whose male i had been admiring for long. the male Common Green Darner is my darling. i call it helicopter! ..the way he flies you know :) as if inspecting the land below him :D

the male Common Green Darner has a lovely green-blue combination along with a soothing brown. such a beauty! but never seen him sitting somewhere.. always flying!! :)

Common Green Darner is a big dragonfly.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-09-25 19:56]

Hello Ruby!
Stunning shot showing this anusual dragonfly.Great sharpness and fine details.I love the ligyness and the natural colors.Many congrats!TFS
Regards from,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-25 20:29]

Hello Ruby,
I remember the first one I photographed a few years ago and also thinking how neat the eye spot was:) I've never seen a marking like this on any other dragonfly, so maybe it is just unique to this particular species.
You really managed to get close to this little lady as she was resting on what might be..(not sure) a type of cedar or juniper tree. The translucent wings really appear dark because of the surrounding leaves in the BG.
Overall a fine shot indeed, and shown in an eyecatching presentation!!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-09-25 23:55]

excellent closeup of the dragonfly. nice clarity and background. tfs.

hello Ruby
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ruby,
Can't help you with the ID, but I have to say it is soooo beautiful. Nice catch.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-27 2:06]

Hello Ruby,
Very well seen this green dragonfly in this beautiful natural surrounding. Love this green in green shot a lot. Well composed with accurate sharpness too.
Very well done!
Kind regards

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