Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis]

Can't tell you how much research had to be done to find out the name of this really cool dragonfly that we photographed near Bhuleshwar Temple. What a beauty, really! The Ground Skimmer, scientifically named Diplacodes Trivialis, must be a low flyer as the name suggests. That is the fact in fact! For the complete time of half an hour we applied to take these photographs, this Ground Skimmer was close to the surface of a small pond. The time we gave with patience was worth these photographs. Do you like these takes?

Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis]
Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis]

The next one is sort of a funny photograph. Look at the front two legs. It seems that the Ground Skimmer Dragonfly is calling for a fight. Remember those calling fighters who pose their forearms exactly the same way when they call for fights?

Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis] - Calling for a fight
Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis] - Calling for a fight

Isn't this dragonfly a perfect machine in itself?

Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis] - Diagonal beauty
Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis] - Diagonal beauty

Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis] - Flying forward
Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis] - Flying forward

Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis] - Taking high
Ground Skimmer [Diplacodes Trivialis] - Taking high

7 comments :

  1. How wonderfully blessed you are to have been able to see this truly gorgeous creature up close. I am awe struck at the colors and patterns of this dragonfly!!! Ours around here are either black or black and white. Once I saw one with some shiny greens and blues ... but that's all.

    I'm so glad you got these wonderful shots to share! I'm going to go back now for a second look.

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  2. Those are some incredibly macro shots, well done...Thomas

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  3. Glimpses of nature's grandeur. The flimsy layers of nature have always been an enigma for humankind...that we tend to forget we too are part of that flimsy layers.

    Great job meticulously taken.

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  4. @ Clytie: Even I was surprised by the beauty of the Ground Skimmer. Well, not highly because I have seen equivalently beautiful dragonflies of other sub-species. It is indeed my pleasure that you liked the photographs. I'm very happy. You are very welcome to come back. How are you doing by the way?

    @ Thomas and Shilpy: Thank you so much Thomas! Appreciation from a great photographer like you is a big thing.

    @ cyclopseven: I hope all are reading your great comments in almost all my posts. If they are reading, their life will be better.

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  5. Bhavesh, you have truly outdone yourself this time. The photographs are superb and exciting. You should win a prize with these!

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  6. @ RNSANE: Oh, you are so nice to say that! :)

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  7. @ RNSANE: I hope National Geographic is seeing an upcoming photographer ;)

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