Dragonfly

Dragonfly

These are amazing creatures, have you ever noticed? They have 4, transparent, super-thin, delicate wings. But these insects use them in such a great way that their flight is amongst the most perfectly controlled in all the flying creatures!

I remember, when I was a child, we used to call these as Helicopters! Its native name is Patanga [पतंगा]. Do you have any specific memories with these? Or any local names? Or anything relating to this highly-engineered insect?

And oh yes, I almost forgot to mention where I found this wonder. We were on our way to a beautiful place named Varandha Ghat. As it's far from my home, considering that we always travel on my motorbike, we usually take short breaks of 10-15 minutes to relax from the driving strain. We took a halt on midway, about 50 kilometers from our home, and were looking for something to frame. Wind was blowing very fast and this biological machine appeared all of a sudden on a small unripe maize ear. I was delighted to photograph this beauty.

25 comments :

  1. wow a lovely shot~

    I remember when I was a kid.. my sister and I enjoy playing with it... and yes helicopter hehe

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  2. Stunning photo, simply wonderful!
    They are such amazing creatures - here in Poland called 'ważka'and mainly greenish or blueish.
    We also called them helicophers by rhe way:)

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  3. wow!!!!!!!
    this is an award winnin pic ya!

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  4. hey!! thats a great pic!!! I too have been seeing a lot of dragonflies near my house, and have been trying to photograph them , but havent yet been able to...

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  5. I like very much dragonflies and this one is looking at you, right in the eyes... Very nice.

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  6. great blog, this purticular article was quite nostalgic... I do remeber during my childhood days, the pale golden evenings where we girls and boys ran after the dragon flies....

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  7. Marvellous photograph of this dragonfly to be also marvellous.
    Emotional reminiscence of childhood.

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  8. Exquisite picture! I love how it holds onto the plant. Since I live the in the desert, I don't get to see many dragonflies. I did see one briefly by the stream this summer.

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  9. In last few days I've seen quite a number of dragonfly's shot by different bloggers and the strange thing is I've also taken one.....just wondering if we are hit by another flu....."DRAGON FLY FLU"???
    Anyways great shot!!!

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  10. Hi. I have also just posted a Dragonfly on my blog yesterday... a little late in the year for them in the UK. Great shot Bhavesh.

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  11. spechless! beatuful detailes!

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  12. Oh wow a butterfly! I used to catched them when i was younger. They are cute!

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  13. a dragonfly! Why did i say a butterfly? hehe sorry!

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  14. I must say that you are an excellent photographer. Just amazing.

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  15. I don't know how I missed this beauty. That is an awesome shot of the dragonfly.

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  16. I'm wordless to express my astonish here. splendid man!!

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  17. What a gorgeous shot. I'm finally done with my busyness and can catch up here and there.

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  18. Oh my!!!! Absolutely fantastic! The colors are so pretty and the dragonfly is just incredible. Beautiful Bhavesh!

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  19. I love this..always have been so thrilled to see them but for some reason, they have been out of my reach! [पतंगा] - Patanga..meaning dragonfly? This is so cool-

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  20. This is an impressive picture. It looks like a ballerina with wings – great!

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