Thursday, July 12, 2012

Granite Ghost Dragonfly

The Granite Ghost dragonfly (Bradinopyga geminata), is an interesting one due to its special characters - it is very friendly to artificial human environment unlike other dragonflies. Due to this character, I prefer to call it as 'modern' dragonfly :) 
See the pictures below, it is evident..

Sitting on a plastic rope..

Granite Ghost Dragonfly (Bradinopyga geminata)



I haven't seen it sitting on the branches or leaves of a plant, where others prefer to sit. Also, these become active after sunset (see, most other dragonflies prefer daylight to fly). 

Sitting on the marble floor..

Granite Ghost Dragonfly (Bradinopyga geminata)

and the next, on a cell phone!

Granite Ghost Dragonfly (Bradinopyga geminata)

I noticed this one flying around the lamp in my house. To see it more clearly I took my cell phone and switched on the torch. To my surprise, it left the lamp and came towards me to sit on my phone! I was holding the phone in my hand and even when I shook it, this dragonfly was not bothered, it only wanted some light. Remember that it otherwise is a very sensitive creature which tries to fly away if it senses any movement from us. One thing I studied from this: To get a photo of Granite Ghost dragonfly, keep a good light source with us so that it will be attracted towards it, and can take as many pictures as we want :)

Granite Ghost Dragonfly (Bradinopyga geminata)

Its thorax and abdomen are alternatively colored with white and brown-black, which resembles granite and so its name 'Granite' Ghost. The wings are transparent, head is brown and legs are black from the front and white from the back.
Family : Libellulidae
Scientific Name : Bradinopyga geminata

23 comments:

  1. Ciekawa ta ważka i wspaniała Twoja obserwacja jej.Śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    Interesting, this dragonfly and wonderful your observation of it. Beautiful pictures. Yours.

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  2. Tolle Aufnahmen von diesem Flugkünstler...

    Servus
    CL

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  3. Jeg kom bare lige forbi.
    Gode billeder.
    Godt "fanget".
    Tak for kigget.
    Ha´ en dejlig dag.

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  4. What a beautiful, creative shot! Wonderful colors and reflection.

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  5. amazing ! great shots

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  6. I never saw this one in my country but she is beautiful. You have captured it beautifuly.
    Great week Abhinav.

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  7. Woww......awesome....Thats some photography Abhinav :)

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  8. this one indeed is different, in appearance and behavior as well. great info :)

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  9. He gets around, beautiful dragonfly and superb photos.

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  10. Superb photos of this very unusual dragonfly.

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  11. Brilliant captures. Loved the clarity and detail in each one of these pictures. :)

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  12. The name is quite appropriate - this one looks satanic. Super pics.

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  13. Muito bonito!
    Amei as fotografias.

    ¸❤✿•.¸
    ♥ Bom fim de semana!
    ♡ Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  14. Breathtaking photos though.

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  15. Abhinav you give nice bits of information along with your pictures,i suppose the insect sensed that you love nature & will not hurt it.

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  16. Terrific pictures! What a beauty :)

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  17. Truly modern. Beautiful shots and thanks for those facts.:)

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  18. During my childhood my nursery school was woodland, paddy farms near home, outside walled school. I grew up in the company of dragonflies, besides other usefull insects. You bring back those rich mamories in images. Many thanks :-)

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