Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Dawn Dropwing

Dawn Dropwing aka Crimson Dropwing adult male photographed at the Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Dawn Dropwing aka Crimson Dropwing adult female photographed at my home garden Dawn Dropwing aka Crimson Dropwing juvenile photographed at my home garden WW HQ

35 comments:

elaiplane said...

wow this is truly wordless entries. !! please visit mine. it is not so great like yours though.

lorelee said...

this are great!!!!

jams o donnell said...

Wow those are magnificent photos. Bravo!

CK-II said...

Great shots. Happy WW! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful color, Amila. They are so peaceful.

Robin said...

What incredible coloring they have - the fuschia of the first and that irridescent gold of the third! Fantastic photos.

Tabib said...

Wah!
(Jaw dropped)
Great macro work here Amila!

I never seen this pinky species.

Sasani said...

Coooool! That pink is soooo.... pink!!

BNS said...

Bravo. These are wonderful images, Amila. Well done.

Bobbie @ The Right Blue

tigerfish said...

The pink one is really special! pRetty in pink!

Indrani said...

Wonderful captures, Amila!

lareine said...

these are wonderful photos!!!... i especially love the first one... such vivid color... i've never seen anything like that before... what specie is it and where is it endemic?

Java Jones said...

Super shots Amila

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful! Other than that, I'm "wordless."

Bridget said...

Those are beautiful! HAppy WW!

Gallicissa said...
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Margerie said...

Beautiful hot pink baby! My daughter would love it for sure.

Gallicissa said...

Dear All,
Thanks a lot for commenting.

This is a dragonfly named Dawn Dropwing (aka Crimson Dropwing) Trithemis aurora.
The pinkish one at the top is the male, which was photographed by me in the ancient history. The one in the middle is an adult female and the last one, a juvenile both of which were photographed at my home garden recently. I also had a male visiting recently for a brief period.

Dawn Dropwing is sadly not an endemic being found in other countries in the Oriental region.

It is one of the most photogenic dragonflies if you know how to approach it.

Lori said...

Beautiful pics...they give me the willies but those are great shots. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

oldcrow61 said...

Fantastic photos Amila. Wow!

Susan Gets Native said...

Amila,
Awesome pics....and speaking of pics:
I will take ANY owl photos. Sri Lankan owls would be a great addition to the slides show!

Kathiesbirds said...

Fiery pink or black and gold, these insects are decked out for a night on the town! Beautiful!

Tommy V said...

great photos. I like the first one best because I have never see a fly this color.

Abracadabra said...

super pictures...

Jim said...

Hi Gallicissa, Happy WW! I like your dragonfly pictures. We call them Misquito Hawks in Texas.
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Gallicissa said...

Dear All,
Thanks a lot for commenting.
I am glad you liked my photos.

Have a super day!

Doug Taron said...

This is my favorite Asian dragonfly. I was hoping we'd get a picture of this species from you eventually. Well done.

kalusudda said...

Hello Birdman! Back after a break! Wonderful captures! Thanks.

Gallicissa said...

Thanks, Doug! I knew you would like it. Too bad you couln't get the male Dropwing that you had in that exhibit you mentioned to look like this.

Thanks, Kalu!
Good to have you back! A lot has happened in the Sri Lankan blogsphere since you went silent and you have a lot of catching up to do.

bobbie said...

As always, such beautiful pictures! I love coming to see what fascinating things you have to show us.

Thanks for the Carlin video. Enjoyed it very much.

Gallicissa said...

Thanks, Bobbie!
Glad you enjoyed the Carlin video.
That is one of my favourites.

Leedra said...

I found your blog thru your comment on Ecobirder's blog. You have some fantastic photographs.

Gallicissa said...

Hi Leedra,
Thanks! Glad you dropped by.
Have a good day!

spookydragonfly said...

Beautiful, beautiful images you've captured! I find my Meadowhawks very approachable...as they greet ME first when I go outside or come home from an outing. I am just starting out to identify...have just purchased a I.D. book on our local species...not an easy task. I just love your photos...the hot pink dragon...amazing!!

Gallicissa said...

Thanks, spookydragonfly!
Yes, Dragonfly ID can be difficult task at the start. A handy guide and some expert help wouldn't hurt.

I am glad you liked my dragons. Yes, our Dawn Dropwing - male in full colours is a knock-out!

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