Monday, 13 October 2008

Macro Monday

Asian Pintail Acisoma panorpoides panorpoides—adult female.

This was photographed in my local patch a few days ago. It is often found quite low down among the vegetation. So it is not the easiest dragon to photograph.

By the way, one of my dragon shots emerged the winner as the Best Dragonfly Moments Macro Capture of 2008—in a contest in Flickr. Click here to see all the entries and the voting process and here to see the winning shot of mine announced.

A momentous day for mankind!


Tabib said...

Wow! (jaw droped on the floor!)
What a stunning Pintail
Congratulation on this and those winner!

Anonymous said...

Hey Amila, Congrats on the winning photo, it's awesome! I love this one too.

Amila Salgado said...

Hi Tabib,
Thanks a lot! This one can really stretch you - if you want to frame it close like this.

Don't you have this there?

Hi Larry,
Thanks a lot! I'am quite pleased with the captures. Glad you loved them.

spookydragonfly said...

I'm impressed!!...not surprised, though, Amila. You seem to have a natural talent here...this photo is amazing. A momentous day for mankind, indeed...they should've honored you with least a bronze statue, yes?! Seriously, Congratulations!!(have I mentioned I'm jealous???)

Vickie said...

Beautiful colors, photography and dragonfly! Congratulations on your winning.

Amila Salgado said...

Thanks a lot, Spookydragonfly!
Looking at some of the stunning shots posted there, I consider myself lucky...

he..he...glad I made you feel jealous *Dr. Evil's laughter*

Thanks a lot, Vickie!
The colour pattern of the Asian Pintal is quite eye catching. Its male is much nicer.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.

Amila Salgado said...

Thanks a lot Pat! I will consider it a pat on my back.

Anonymous said...

Well done Amila - and well deserved too. Congrats!

Doug Taron said...

Congrats. I have really enjoyed your dragonfly photos, so it comes as no surprise to me whatsoever that you won this. Can't wait for the butterfly post.

Amila Salgado said...

Thanks a lot Mr. Jones!
Hope you are on the look out for that Crake.

Thanks a lot, Doug!
I have revised the butterfly post as a garden post. Hope you'd like it.

Duncan said...

Nice work as always Amila, a delight to look through.

Amila Salgado said...

Thanks Duncan.
I am pleased to hear those comments.

Mel said...


Amila Salgado said...

Thank you, Mel!
Long time no see.

J.D. Scorpio said...

Hello Gallicissa:
First I would like to say that I enjoyed your visit. I’ve been busy getting ready for the winter here and have neglected my blog. Your visit might get me back into the groove, you might say, of up-dating it.
Secondly, I would like to commend you on your achievements and your photography, all your pictures are just great….! Again, thanks for your visit, you are always welcome………

Dragonchaser said...

Indeed you have a winner of a shot here! You photo of this Asian Pintail is definitely much better than those in my blog!

Amila Salgado said...

Thanks, Joe!
Glad you liked it. You give better information of it - so we have a match.

Amila Salgado said...

Hi J.D,
Sorry I overlooked to reply you first! I agree, that blogging can at times be a pretty time consuming affair. And it is better to follow the middle path like in other things in life.

Thanks a lot for your compliments on my images. I will drop by your blog again for sure!

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