All Odonata Site Help
This website presents photos of dragonflies and damselflies from all over the world. The species identification is supervised by our moderators: [here the list of moderator names].
Everyone with a keen interest in dragonflies can contribute by posting photos.
How to better use this website?
- Simply scroll down to fetch the next batch of photos matching your query i.e. you do not need to click on the navigation arrows.
- To see more photo in the mosaic main page, zoom out (Ctrl+-). Back to normal 100% size with Ctrl-0.
To build a query:
- Target specific photos using Filters
- Use the Search box to quickly add filters
- Order the photo matching your criteria with 'Order by...'
FiltersTo find photos matching your need, you can indicate filters on:
- Taxon: use the menu
[Taxonomy]to target a specific sub-Order, Super-Family or Family
- Genus are selectable from the Species filter
- Species: select one or many species in the species list (classified alphabetically by genus)
- Continent: Click on the map to select/deselect continent(s)
- Territory: Filter by county or region. A Google map allow an easy selection
- Location: Text search in the 'location' field of each photo
- Photographer: select photo taken by one member
Search BoxText search in the following fields:
- a number: interpreted as a Photo Id
- species name
- genus name
- family name
- super family name
- sub-order name
- territory name i.e. country or region
A more restrictive usage is to use:
- t:code or country name as equivalent to 'Territory=iso code'
- g:genus name
- s:species name
- f:family name
- sf: super family name
- c:continent in [ASIA, AFRICA, NORTH_AMERICA, SOUTH_AMERICA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA] or [AS, AF, NA, SA, EU, AU]
Order by...Select the ordering of the photos matching your query.
- Asc: ascending order
- Desc: descending order
- Ignore; no sorting on that choice
- Species name: genus & species name
- Upload Date: date at which the photo was uploaded i.e. in descending order, provides the latest addition to the site
- Photo Date: date the photo was taken
- Rating: use the number of stars given i.e. in descending order, provides the most awarded photos first
RatingWhen a member has logged in, it is possible to give 1 to 3 stars to photo:
- Good: the dragonfly is fully focus, all details are visible
- Nice: good + the composition or scientific value of the photo make it remarkable
- Exceptional: I could use it as my wallpaper! Congratulations to the photographer!