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Name:- Globe Skimmer a.k.a Wandering Glider..
Scientific Name:- Pantala flavescens.
It was taken near my home in Salt Lake, Kolkata, India.
PP Work:- added sharpness, added frame and my signature.
Some info about the fly (Source: wikipedia).
Species: Pantala flavescens
Found throughout the year and in large numbers just before and after the monsoons. Called the globe skimmer since it is the world's most widely distributed dragonfly.
Pantala flavescens, known as Wandering Glider or Globe Skimmer, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, found worldwide in the tropics, as well as in temperate zones of North America and Eurasia.
This is a dragonfly that emerges during the time of the Onam festival in Kerala, India. This dragonfly is a circumtropical insect found around the world in the warm climate zones. In the Americas, it is called the Wandering Glider or the Globe Skimmer for it has even been known to land on ships far out at sea.
Pantala flavescens is a creature of the rice paddies and wetlands. Dragonflies find rice paddies particularly suitable for the stages of their lives. The females dart and dip over the water laying their eggs. The larvae develop under the water, eating larvae of other aquatic insects (and sometimes each other!). Dragonflies must have a vertical surface in order to emerge from the aquatic life. The rice stalks are their ladders to the aerial world. The larvae climb the stalks of the rice, shed their skins, and take wing. In India, dragonflies are said to be the souls of the newly departed, waiting on the wing until it is time for reincarnation.
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Very nice colors and composition but dragonfly is out of focus . Try agayn.
Very nice dragonfly vith good focus,colours and nice BG.TFS.
Well captured moment, details and contrast
- [2009-09-19 3:58]
Good macro, sharpness, color, light and framing appropriate, hugs
Nice dragonfly shot. Good pose, exposure and sharpness. Well composed. Peaceful BG.
Best regards Siegfried
- [2009-09-19 11:04]
Grandiose iamge de cette lÓbellule, en plein vol, le battement de ces ailes, superbe image, mangigique.
bravoe t amitiť
Hello Sanjib! Perfect work. Good macro. Very good contrast and sharp. Well done!
Hi Sanjib..nice shot...great details in a nicely composed shot.