Posts Tagged 'damselflies'

crimson marsh glider and its pruinescence

Posted by on 09 Dec 2013 | Category: photography, prakriti

Crimson marsh gliders are crimson, and frequent visitors to marshlands.

crimson marsh glider, trithemis aurora

Well, it is the male who is crimson, and the female (below) adorns totally different colors.
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stream ruby

Posted by on 16 Jan 2013 | Category: photography, prakriti

The stream ruby belongs to the chlorocyphidae family of damselflies, commonly known as jewels.

stream ruby, rhinocypha bisignata

Stream Ruby is one of these beautiful jewels, with their conspicuous rusty orange stripes on their thorax. Their natural habitat are hill streams, giving them the name stream ruby. This one might be a male; the stripes on the female are more yellowish.
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Posted by on 20 Jan 2006 | Category: photography, prakriti

hmm..uhhh..ohh?? this guy seems to be interesting. but simi 1, look, look at those photos, those poems.. all circumnavigate around one central theme, mating! seems hez not researching in oceanography. he must be researching in mating!! This was what simi’s friend told her when she showed this website to him.

So is it? I think so.

Is there any better theme to talk about? The very existence of life thrives on mating. Though human beings assign a lot of terms like love, passion, blah blah (me don’t mean itz all blah blah, me mean etc etc, ok?) to sex we can’t deny the role of hormones, those animal part in us which determines (though not solely 2) this love and passion to a great extent. Ok, letz not stray away. Just thought of sharing some warm pixels emphasizing the theme, mating and here we go:

Bugmates. My aunty asked me “eda, athu thala-kuthane aano?!!” (have you put it upside-down?). Nah, itz as you see it.. defying gravity. This was taken from the Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens, while the sun was shining at Sapporo. Yet to identify these bugs.

bugs_mating_001 * bugmates. gravity dare not play on these playmates. hokkaido university botanical gardens, sapporo, japan * 1024 x 766 * (111KB)

Dragonflies mating. These are male (red) and female (orange) from the same species Orthetrum chrysis (Family: Libellulidae). So what are these guys doing? The acrobatic mating formation 3, sometimes assumed in mid-flight, is commonly known as the wheel formation. The position of the male’s rear end is how the male caught the female at the tandem position. Then the female arches her abdomen around to transfer the sperm in a pouch in the male’s 2nd abdominal segment into a special pouch of her own, completing the wheel formation. By the pond at my home in Kerala.

orthetrum_chrysis_dragonfly_mating_003 * Dragonflies Orthetrum chrysis male ( red coloured one) and female (orange, in wheel position) mating. Family: Libellulidae. near the pond @ home, kerala. * 1024 x 766 * (186KB)

Houseflies mating! Though this one isn’t as colorful as those above, I feel an affinity towards it as may be because it was one of my first shots on mating or may be because it is just small and simple. Foothills of Usu mountains, 4-5 kms drive from Sapporo.

housefly_mating_001 * houseflies mating. Tomomitsu Minato's guesthouse premises, Usu, South Hokkaido * 1024 x 766 * (156KB)

Damselflies mating at a pond at Noboribetsu, on the way to Usu.

damselfly_mating_003 * damselflies mating at a pond. Noboribetsu, South Hokkaido * 1024 x 766 * (119KB)damselfly_mating_001 * damselflies mating at a pond. Noboribetsu, South Hokkaido * 1024 x 766 * (105KB)damselfly_mating_002 * damselflies mating at a pond. Noboribetsu, South Hokkaido * 1024 x 766 * (107KB)

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