Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Sociable Glider

Tramea limbata
The Sociable Glider Tramea limbata is one of the dragonfly species that colonised my garden, after I built my dragonfly pond. It has now become a regular breeder. You may remember, I shared a sequence of its emergence from larval stage.

The images shared here, were taken using my Canon 100-400mm lens, which I must admit is not my most favourite lens for dragonfly photography. Why? Because I just don't like too much of distance between me and the subject, when shooting smaller forms of life such as dragonflies.

Tramea limbata
Off topic, here's my little neighbour, Malisa Phillips, who will be celebrating her 1st B'day next month.

Malisa Phillips
And the November rain continues...


Chavie said...

wow Amila, you've got quite a cute neighbour there! :D

And I'm loving the wing details in that first snap! Amazing!! :D

Dev Wijewardane said...

great shots Amila, I assume you used the 100mm? how do you manage to get close enough to the dragonflies to photograph them with it?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Great shots!

I have not seen this dragon fly in my garden..

By best wishes to little Malisha!

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me...and that little neighbour...probably the most beautiful precious picture you're captured to date : ) ...

rainfield61 said...

I have visited your dragonfly pond. Those dragonflies are great, and is interesting to see parasites on the wing.

Sasani said...

Aww..your neighbour looks so adorable!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Chavie,
There are plenty of other cute faces too in my neighbourhood!

Hi Dev,
I used my 100-400mm lens..answer to that second question; my technique, is revealed in posts tagged: "dragonflies" and in their comments...

Hi K,
Thanks! This dragon is not uncommon.

Hi Nat,
I am glad you think so!
She is quite a cute little package. Thanks!

Hi rainfield,
You should be able to see parasites in your dragons too - if you look close.

Hi Sasani,
Thanks! I think she has the blood line of late Ornitholist, W.W.A Phillips!

flowergirl said...

What a cutie you have for a neighbour!
And why is this dragonfly called sociable by the way?

And we are having November Rain as well!

Mel said...

Hola Amila,
That kid is so cute! You captured a nice expression!
Cool song ;)

Larry said...

Love that song-oddly enough I just listened to it tonight at work for the first time in about a year.

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