Brad Douglas Photography | Insects | Nososticta solida
Taken 13-Oct-13
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Insects
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Australia, Damselfly, Insect, Nososticta solida, Odonata, Orange Threadtail, Wildlife
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Dimensions5143 x 3429
Original file size2.81 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken13-Oct-13 14:57
Date modified11-May-16 21:56
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length210 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/18
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Nososticta solida

Nososticta solida

Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail)

IUCN Status: Not Assessed.

Identifying animals is hard. There are a surprising number of orange and black damselfly species in Australia. Sometimes you can look at their distribution (the areas where they live) to help narrow down the field, but often that no help.

See the higher orange line on its thorax? The shape of that one making is the key identifying feature of this species! What's crazy is that once you've seen an animal, and it's associated similar species often, something in your brain clicks, and you can often just know this stuff very quickly, by it's shape, behaviour etc. Birders call this jizz.