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Damsel fly

Damsel fly
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Copyright: Ganesh visnik (coolnik) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 50] (575)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-10 8:08
Viewed: 2937
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera

Damselflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, with an aquatic nympal stage. The female lays eggs in water, sometimes in underwater vegetation, or high in trees in bromeliads and other water-filled cavities. Nymphs are carnivorous, feeding on daphnia, mosquito larvae, and various other small aquatic organisms. The gills of damselfly nymphs are large and external, resembling three fins at the end of the abdomen. After molting several times, the winged adult emerges and eats flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Some of the larger tropical species are known to feed on spiders, hovering near the web and simply plucking the spider from its perch there.

this Damsel fly was shot in Munnar , where i was looking for the endangered nilgiri Thar.
i fount him near one of the waterfalls hazarding the leeches.


source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damsel_fly

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-10 8:21]

Hello Ganesh,
Excellent composition showing this very beautiful dark wine-coloured damselfly which I've never seen pictured before.
Many thanks, Ulla

Very beautiful, sharp image, Ganesh.

Tfs, all the best,


I love this all Red damselfly in excellent sharpness.

Murali Santhanam

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-10 14:26]

Hello Ganesh,
I've never seen this colour of damselflies. It looks great with crisp sharp details. Well done,

Superb picture on this damselfly, I liked the colors. The composition and the POV is excellent too.
Goutham R

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