Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Yellow Waxtail

Yellow Waxtail Ceriagrion coromandelianum Yellow Waxtail Ceriagrion coromandelianum Wordless Wednesday

24 comments:

April said...

I love the first one, great shot!

Urban Thought said...

That is a great shot.

Sandie said...

Wow, gorgeous photo---that first shot is amazing!

Ayie said...

WOW!!!!

first shot too for me...what a macro!

Happy WW!

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Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Wow how intriguing, it's hard to tel whether the spots are a nother set of eyes May it's to confuse other bugs. I like the side view, What a long tail.

Beth F said...

Wow. That's a terrific shot.

rainfield61 said...

It should be a great game to identify what it is from the first picture. Macro view always confuse people, they are not the usual look we see everyday.

Kirigalpoththa said...

It looks a real alien! What are those tree eye like gadgets in the middle of the head?

Tabib said...

Superb head-on macro shot.

Sunita said...

Why does that first photo remind me of Kaa in 'Jungle Book'. "Look into my eyes..."

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Amila: I must say that is a super head on shot, what great colors on your dragonfly.

Gallicissa said...

Dear All,
Thank you for your great comments!

Sukhmandir: they are simple eyes and the large green globes are their compound eyes. The black spots (pseuodo pupils) on the compound eyes are the areas where the vision is most acute.

Rainfield: I will give an ID challenge later. I thought this would be too easy!

K: they are 2 antennas.

Sunita: Good observation!

Harumi said...

Wow.. you've captured an alien alive! lol Nah seriously.. this one looks much different than the usual dragonflies I've seen here.

Great captures! =D

Doug Taron said...

I've never heard of these before. I saw the title and was expecting photos of birds, not damselflies. Great macros, as always.

Gallicissa said...

Hi Harumi,
This one is really a damselfly, which is closely related to dragonflies. The term "dragonflies" is loosely used to refer to damselflies too. To prove this point, the field guide, "Dragonflies of Sri Lanka" includes photographs and descriptions of damselflies too...

Hi Doug,
Thanks! It belongs to the family: Coenagrionidae. Species: Ceriagrion coromandelianum

Vicente B said...

lovely blog. Pictures of the camaleon are awesome as the rest of the animals.

Dev said...

grreat shot. what lens did you use for it?

mommythecook said...

Does natgeo magazine know you do this ? WOW !...your work is incredible !!!!

S.C.E. said...

My god, look at those big green eyes.......

oldcrow61 said...

Fantastic shot. You are just amazing.

Gallicissa said...

Hi All,
Thanks a lot for your wonderful comments!

Dev: Canon 40 D with Canon MP-E 65 mm lens for the head close up and Canon 100mm f 2.8 for the other one with Canon MT-24EX macro flash.

MTC: I wish I could publish one of my images there!

mommythecook said...

So then what's stopping you...is it complicated to get in contact with them ? You really ought to in my opinion...cause you're really THAT GOOD !

Gallicissa said...

Hi MTC,
I have not got my macro images published yet. I have however, got my other images (mostly birds) published in other local and overseas magazines. In July 2008 they appeared in an article in the Natural History magazine (in the USA). I will share the PDF of it here one of these days.

Getting my macro images published in natgeo mag will be very special. Thanks a lot for your words of encouragement!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Amila: Your macro of the damselfly is just beautiful.

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