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Elegant Sprite

Elegant Sprite
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4301 W: 231 N: 13980] (56355)
Rodzaj: Animals
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2009-06-21
Kategorie: Insects
Aparat: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Naświetlenie: f/8, 1/250 sekund
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
Dodano: 2009-06-22 1:52
Oglądane: 2749
Punkty: 34
[Noty - Informator] Notatki Autora
Yesterday evening, I came across yet another unknown Damselfly in the garden.
I noticed that it was quite different from the one I had shot last month. It has a nice, golden coloured thorax and a sleek and long abdomen with ornate segments.
Shooting this Damselfly was not easy. The macro lens struggled to focus on this needle thin, less than one inch long creature. It kept changing positions on the lawn and nearby garden plants. I took quite a few shots patiently, using fill flash occasionally. This is the first of the series I'm posting today.

My search for its ID turned futile. The best web site on Asian damselflies does not feature this species.
If any expert comes out with its ID, I would be obliged.

PS: (Written on 27th June)

Aniruddha has very kindly identified this damselfly for me.
It is called Elegant Sprite, Pseudagrion decorum (Rambur, 1842)


It is female of the species. The male is blue in colour.

Found in Asia: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan

Thanks for looking.

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Hallo Ram
The way you have captured this unidentified Damselfly looks as if it is “hanging” or “floating” in the air. I like the colours of the head and thorax, it is definite rare and different to what we often see on the gallery. I also find the “slim” and slender body very interesting to look at. It almost looks as if there is a neon light hidden at the end. Thanks for sharing this lovely specimen. Best regards.

Ram Sir,

superb shot. Nice diagonal capture with sharp eyes and closed wings. Nice blurred background.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2009-06-22 3:18]

It is always frustrating not to be able to put a name to a beautiful subject that one has photographed Ram. At least I find this so.
Even in Europe where most of the wildlife can be looked up in books and on the internet there are still gaps.
These gaps must be must be much larger in tropical and subtropical countries where there is a much larger biological diversity, so that only the birds and mammals can be looked up in the appropiate book.
So though there are certainly experts that could put an ID to this fine damselfly, they are most probably so busy pursuing their field of interest that the only availble litteratue is to be found in specialist articles in specialist journals.
So that for the non-specialist like you and I Ram, naming such beauties as this is an eternal problem.
I can only say that this is a fine capture taken with excellent sharpness and colours from a dorsal POV.
Thanks for posting it and for your kind comments on my hawk-moth picture.
All the best,

Hi Ram

Good diagonal shot of this unknown damsel. Good sharpness with a difficult subject.


Salam dear Ram,
Very nice DF macro vith Good DOF, colours, light and BG.TFS.


Hello Ram,
a fantastic picture of this Damselfly taken from a very good POV with superb sharpness, splendid colours, i like the nice diagonal composition:
Best regards

Hi Mr. Ram,
A nice capture of this beautiful damselfly. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Regarding ID I might be able to identify but later. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Dear Ram Sir
An excellent capture of this beautiful damselfly. Superb sharp details and a lovely diagonal low angle composition. Regarding ID like others, I am also lost to the NOIDA wilderness. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2009-06-22 6:46]

Hello Ram,
Sorry, I'm no specialist in insects.
Special photo with sharp details in thorax and head. Beautiful natural colours and a great POV and diagonal composition. Good OOF BG.

Hi Ram,

Very artistic! Excellent frame and diagonal placement of the insect, a very pleasent to eye photo in sight. The colors are bright and full of interesting contrasts. great Depth!

Very good technique!

Greetings & TFS!


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-22 9:05]

Hi Ram !

Presentation of this beautiful insect.
Nice presentation and playback, congratulations.
Have an beautiful week,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-22 11:44]

Hello Ram,
A very nice capture of this beautiful damselfly. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 422] (1639)
  • [2009-06-22 11:52]

Hello Ram
Great macro with fine details, splendid contrast and excellent sharpness. A very elegant composition with an optimal focusing on the damselflies and interesting game of lights.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2009-06-22 12:49]

Hello Ram,
This little Damselfly is a real beauty and very well captured considering its size! It has a lovely combination of colours and you show details very sharply against the background. I've found that the smaller the insect the harder to find an ID, not surprising perhaps! I have a small stock of unidentified creatures! ;-)
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla

Hello Ram
Even whitout name, this damselfly is a beauty and taken with fine details, it's not easy with this tiny species,
nice presentation and beautiful colors
Have a good night

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2009-06-23 4:26]

Hello Ram,
Somehow it is fascinating to find some "new" subjects, to have to make some research, even if we don't find the right ID. And especially in the micro-world there are so many creatures to discover. I'm amazed to see such a small Damselfy. It looks very fragile and has a very fine coloring.
Most interesting catch.
Thanks a lot and kind regards

Hi sir, this is a fantastic image. A good approach on the damselfly, capturing its dorsal view on a nice perch. The DOF is also fine. This is a female damselfly of Pseudagrion decorum. The male is deep blue and lookes even beautiful. tfs

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