Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rhyothemis triangularis - Female

When you spot a beautiful Rhyothemis triangularis around an open grassy pond, it is always a male individual. Sporadically, you may bump into a female. When you bump into a female, she is always in the middle of ovipositing. Taking photograph on an ovipositing female is definitely not easy, and it is always ended up with bad photos. If you are patient enough, however, the ovipositing female will take a break by perching shortly on grass blade or reed. This is the best time to snap it! Below is a female R. triangularis perching on a reed after having a tiring session of ovipositing. She perched for a short while before continuing her ovipositing act.