Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dragonfly

I managed to capture a close up shot of this red dragonfly while on a day trip to Desaru, West Malaysia last year. Am glad that the dragonfly was so still there. :)



Not sure what species is this dragonfly.

12 comments:

Ann said...

Nice red dragon fly.

Did your mum and all mums in Singapore give the same warning as mums in Borneo?

Don't handle a dragon fly, otherwise you get "LUCK LAY" a kind of awful skin disease? So we were scared to catch a dragon fly. LOL

alicesg said...

Ann, I think so. I think it is same advise for butterfly...lol.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps of red dragon fly in action. The wings are so transparent.

Lara said...

wonderful photos, in spite of the menace :))!

Anya said...

Wow !!
Did you make that shot ;)
Its realy good :)
I'm not so good for close-up shots!!
have a nice sunday :))

(my internet connection is not always working :(
But today it WORKS........ LOL

Alexander said...

Great capture Alice. That must be a lot of effort. Hmm... I've only seen brown ones before, uniquely amazing!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

CC said...

Love little red dragonfly. He's so cute and how nice he was to pose for you. Hugs from Texas

Photo Cache said...

Great capture. I personally find it very challenging to capture them.

the donG said...

wow! i rarely see dragonflies these days. good that you manage to take a shot of that red dragon fly.

it means that area is still healthy.

M.Kate said...

How was Desaru, my hubby was suggesting JB for this holiday but I am not sure...

alicesg said...

M. Kate, if you visit at this time of the year (middle of the year), it is the best cause it is fruit season. You can view my travel blog about Desaru. http://alicetravelogue.blogspot.com/search/label/Malaysia%20%28Desaru%29

Pat said...

<< Not sure what species is this dragonfly. >>

The dragonfly with red body & transparent reddish wings as shown in your Desaru photos is a male Trithemis aurora (Crimson Dropwing). See here for reference.

Where red dragonflies are concerned, it seems to me that it is much easier to see Neurothemis fluctuans (Common Parasol) in S'pore.