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From the Land of Gods In the deep dark valley of Himalayan mountains I reached a stream of the river Ravi! Was tired because of the descend trek and was convincing myself that you are getting older Abhijeet.. Right then, in the darkness one magical thing happened. One sparkling-green light was seen gliding lightly near the surface. It was coming from a living creature and each flapping of its wings was flashing that emerald green light and even that was happening lightly like a falling feather of a bird which glides slowly taking slight left-right turns. I was in Dev Bhoomi (meaning Land of Gods), what else I could expect!<br />
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Stream Glory is the name of that damselfly. It was totally unexpected sighting of this jewel which I have only seen on internet till date. A tripod was very much necessary for me to be able to document its wing flapping and flashing that emerald green shine but as I was to descend into the valley, I decided to travel light and didn&#039;t bring it along and this regret will stay forever with me :-! !<br />
Long back (4 years ago) on jungle dragon I expressed my wish to introduce this beauty here, but someone introduced it already :-o <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34164/glorious_damsel.html" title="Glorious Damsel!"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1843/34164_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1629331210&Signature=ZCtnkBi7%2BgMl9z%2BrATC7TfFStog%3D" width="200" height="132" alt="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" /></a></figure> Abhijeet Jagtap,Abhijeet Ramesh Jagtap,Chamba,Geotagged,Himachal,Himachal Pradesh,HimachalPradesh,Incredible India,IncredibleIndia,India,Neurobasis chinensis,Spring,abhitap,abhitap1991,damselfly,odonata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

From the Land of Gods

In the deep dark valley of Himalayan mountains I reached a stream of the river Ravi! Was tired because of the descend trek and was convincing myself that you are getting older Abhijeet.. Right then, in the darkness one magical thing happened. One sparkling-green light was seen gliding lightly near the surface. It was coming from a living creature and each flapping of its wings was flashing that emerald green light and even that was happening lightly like a falling feather of a bird which glides slowly taking slight left-right turns. I was in Dev Bhoomi (meaning Land of Gods), what else I could expect!

Stream Glory is the name of that damselfly. It was totally unexpected sighting of this jewel which I have only seen on internet till date. A tripod was very much necessary for me to be able to document its wing flapping and flashing that emerald green shine but as I was to descend into the valley, I decided to travel light and didn't bring it along and this regret will stay forever with me :-! !
Long back (4 years ago) on jungle dragon I expressed my wish to introduce this beauty here, but someone introduced it already :-o

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 '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.. <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 />
<br />
I Hope I get to see another similar beautiful species known as 'Stream Glory' 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

    comments (9)

  1. This photo is amazing! Really incredible. The damselfly is such a stunner! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted one year ago
  2. Superb shot man! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted one year ago
  3. Today's Facebook post:

    The stream glory (Neurobasis chinensis) is a common damselfly that is distributed across much of Asia. It’s an incredibly beautiful species when at rest, but when it flies, that beauty is magnified! The hindwings of the males have a bright green iridescence that flashes when in flight! This is a very rare characteristic among Odonates, and it plays an important role in the courtship behavior for this species. The amazing color is produced by spectral interference on the thin surfaces of the wing membranes. This common damselfly is a rare beauty! {Spotted in India by JungleDragon user, abhitap} #JungleDragon #Streamglory #Neurobasischinensis

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife/
    Posted one year ago
    1. Wow. Thanks :-) Thanks :-) Posted one year ago
      1. You're welcome :) Posted one year ago
  4. Fantastic, congratulations! It really is a beauty. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Claire :-) Posted one year ago

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''Neurobasis chinensis'' is a species of damselfly found in tropical Asia. Males have a very iridescent hindwing which is flashed in display to females and maintain their territories along stretches of moderately fast-flowing streams. The hindwing is brown on the underside but bright iridescent green on the upperside. The colour is produced by interference from the thin surfaces of the wing membrane.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by abhitap
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Uploaded May 16, 2020. Captured Apr 25, 2019 12:51 in Unnamed Road, Hartwas, Himachal Pradesh 176316, India.
  • NIKON D5600
  • f/13.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO250
  • 185mm