Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pied Paddy Skimmers

One of the most common creature observed during the walk through the mini-forest were these dragonflies, called Pied Paddy Skimmers. They are generally common in sub-urban and rural areas in India.
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There were plenty of dragonflies but I can't say that it was really easy photographing them. It was almost evening and hence it wasn't really bright or sunny. The dragonflies weren't that co-operative either. Most of them flew away when I came close to photograph them. Hence, I couldn't get much clear photographs.
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Here are two shots of two different individuals, both taken from the back. I wonder if they are of the opposite sex?
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These dragonflies used to be really common once in my area, but after that, they seemed to have left due to urbanisation. Sadly I won't get to see them that often.

2 comments:

Tom said...

Well captured. You are right they are the male (black) and female pied paddy skimmers.

Shawn said...

Thanks, Tom.

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