ID: Chalky percher
One of the two common varieties of dragonflies spotted in societies garden, these tend to spend the night, resting, in the garden area, few, like this one, on the tip of the flowers or onto the concrete walls. The location of its resting place was so unique that I got pulled towards it and wanted to try some unique ways to frame the beauty. To capture the veins structure and the 4 translucent tips on each of its wings I tried with some backlighting, to get this different frame.
Usually known as an asset for the urban environment, these ‘helicopters’ are usually ruthless in nature and go to the extent of feeding on its own type, but what aids to the urban environment is its ability to feast on mosquitoes, even in the larval stages.
Canon 100mm macro
Tripod mounted, Headlamp used for backlighting