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Amber wing dragonfly

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Vincent T, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. I need to get a book on dragon fly ID. This is from a field a couple minutes from the house.
    Sigma 150mm w/ 1.4x
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    Thanks for looking.
    Comments and critiques are always welcomed
  2. I'm gonna go with - Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (Perithemis tenera)
  3. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    That's a pretty dragonfly. Wonderful shot.
  4. eastern I would guess. Nice work. In my limited experience I've seldom seen them on anything more than an inch or so above the water or ground level.

    I can recommend a book that should be easy to find in most Borders and it's cheap and has full color plates. It's a beginners guide but for what I need it has pretty much identified them all. Has a good page to narrow choices down by color, wings, eyes, perching behaviour,

    Stokes Beginners Guide To Dragonflies. (damsels too etc.) <$10.00 160 pp

  5. Thanks for the info Glen, much appreciated.
  6. Great image, and nice bokeh
  7. very nicely done, vincent
    thanks for sharing this shot with us
  8. Nice shot! Beautiful Dragon!
  9. Counter


    Sep 18, 2007
    Very nice. I was delighted to see some Mexican Amberwings this time last year but they were a little paler than yours.
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