Friday, 25 June 2010

Green Skimmer

Here you have a male, Green Skimmer Orthetrum sabina sabina (Drury, 1770).

This is probably the commonest dragonfly in Sri Lanka. I photographed it near my dragonfly-pond, where it is a regular. It was found at midday, and I didn't use any macro flash.

These were fired through my Canon 100mm f 2.8 Macro USM lens.

And it was coupled with my newest toy. Any guesses?


Stuart Price said...

New camera? A 7D or 1D Mark 4? Or just a boring old new tripod head?

Unknown said...

Hmmm.... interesting that you say that you did not use any macro flash but there seems to be hotspots in its eyes which don't look like the sun

A 580EXII or 430EXII flash perhaps?

Amila Kanchana said...

Nice close-up!

Me-shak said...

Love the wing detail. You have done a excellent job(as usual) freezing it!

a I guess you got a new cam? I'm getting my first dslr next month! :D BLISS!!


Kirigalpoththa said...

Newest toy? Is it a new camera?

BTW how do you tell the sex of these creatures?

Janith said...

I'm digging the wing detail too! Beautiful shots Amila.

Hmmm, new toy? :S I am lost, can't be a new camera right?

Amila Suwa said...

Hi Stu,
One of the three, well done!
Await for the correct answer...:)

Hi Riyazi,
I didn't use any flash. Those highlights are entirely from the midday sun. I will share a downsized original file later to show you the exif info.

Hi Amila

Hi Shak,
Great to know you will get a dSLR!
I am happy for you!

Hi K,
Sexing is done by looking at the last segment of the body; plus by body colour—males are usually more colourful and or/differently coloured.

Hi Chavie,
Can be...:)

Hoot-a-Toot said...

Like most said, love the details on the wings. Beautifully captured as usual.

Lady divine said...


as always... :)

Amila Suwa said...

Hi Hoot-a Toot,
Thanks for dropping by. Good to hear from you.

Hi LD,
Thank you!
More dragons on the way...:)

Amila Suwa said...

Hola Riyazi,
As promised, click here to see a downsized version of the first shot, to read the exif info.

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