Ready set go
The throat fan in males of Sitana ponticeriana is brilliantly colored with red, blue and dark shades during the breeding months. When running quickly they often adopt bi-pedal mode of locomotion. I shot this image at Chalkewadi in Satara district. I observed this male to repeat the path while patrolling his territory and checking out all the females resides in it. He was active during morning hours to mid afternoon. It took me three years to get this image the way I wanted.