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Glorious Damsel! Another beauty on my Wishlist the Clear winged Forest Glory.. (literally like an Emerald gem)<br />
I was at my dream destination searching &#039;Malabar Pit Viper&#039; &amp; I saw this, halted there to capture this beauty. As I was following it for a macro shot it was moving way ahead &amp; this continued for few minutes after which it gave me like 20-30 secs and it moved again but not away from me but it moved so close that it sat near my knee and was too close for any shot.. <br />
Seeing this me and my friend Burst out laughing as the damsel I was trying to be close  for macro shots is now so close that now I had to move away from it if want to shoot it ;-)<br />
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I Hope I get to see another similar beautiful species known as &#039;Stream Glory&#039; before someone introduces it here ;-) Amboli,D5200,Damselfly,Fall,Geotagged,Glory,Incredible India,Incredibleindia,India,IndiaWild,Macro,Maharashtra,Nikon,NikonD5200,Sawantwadi,Tamron,Vestalis gracilis,abhitap,jagtap Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Glorious Damsel!

Another beauty on my Wishlist the Clear winged Forest Glory.. (literally like an Emerald gem)
I was at my dream destination searching 'Malabar Pit Viper' & I saw this, halted there to capture this beauty. As I was following it for a macro shot it was moving way ahead & this continued for few minutes after which it gave me like 20-30 secs and it moved again but not away from me but it moved so close that it sat near my knee and was too close for any shot..
Seeing this me and my friend Burst out laughing as the damsel I was trying to be close for macro shots is now so close that now I had to move away from it if want to shoot it ;-)

I Hope I get to see another similar beautiful species known as 'Stream Glory' before someone introduces it here ;-)

    comments (12)

  1. Gorgeous and well captured, I know that feeling of something being 'too close' and yes, it is funny! Looking forward to seeing the 'Stream Glory'...you have a mission now! Posted 3 years ago
    1. hahaha yes :-D thank you :-) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Great job, really is a nice gem :) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 3 years ago
  3. Aptly named, what a beauty. Your good light really does her justice! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 3 years ago
  4. The black background really enhanced the subject, and the 3s shot is quite something* Beautiful male calopterygidae and photo, cheers* Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. its 1/200 sec shot.. Thanks :-) Posted 3 years ago
      1. did you used flash option? The wings light sparkles are quite beautiful! Thanks for your reply, cheers* Posted 3 years ago
        1. Yes I used pop-out flash Posted 3 years ago
          1. Beautiful, thank you! Cheers* Posted 3 years ago
            1. Thanks :-) Posted 3 years ago

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''Vestalis gracilis'', or the clear-winged forest glory, is a species of damselfly belonging to the family Calopterygidae. It is found throughout the Oriental region.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by abhitap
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By abhitap

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Uploaded Dec 5, 2015. Captured Oct 8, 2015 12:49 in Unnamed Road, Sawantwadi, Amboli, Maharashtra 416510, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/10.0
  • 3s
  • ISO400
  • 185mm