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And yet even more Dragons...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Spectre, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Went out this A.M. to a different spot than I usually go for dragons. Came back with a few...

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    3. Twelve Spotted Skimmer
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    4. Twelve Spotted Skimmer
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    5. You look'n at me?!
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    6. Blue Dasher
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    8. California Darner in flight.... I know it's not too good but it was worth a try.
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    9. Crash landing....
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  2. Looks as if you found a good spot. I especially like 3,4, and 5, although all are nice. Thanks for sharing them.
     
  3. Hi Paul!

    You obviously have wonderful places there to see different species... And you have handled the situation pretty fast and pretty darn nice: like #3... how much better shot of a Twelve Spotted Skimmer you can have than that... (no need to aswer, really :smile:) 
     
  4. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Excellent work Paul. You sure see a lot of different species. Your pics also show how different an invironment they chose to rest. Do you have an ID for that newly developed green one in #7.
     
  5. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Tom,
    The spot I tried today will take a bit more time and patience. The dragons are there but they don't seem to want to roost. The only one who really cooperated was the Twelve Spotted Skimmer, I was able to take my time and pick the shot.

    The #5 shot was interesting, there was a gravel pile behind me and when I turned around this little guy was staring at me, as if challenging me. I was able to get 3 frames before he took off. This is the best of them.


    Jukka,
    We have several ponds and gravel pits, as well as several rivers. I have only worked 2 of the spots, the place I was at today, which is a wetlands preserve, and a set of small lakes about 4 miles from my house.

    I know there are at least 2 or 3 species that I have yet to get at the small lakes... but I'll get'em sooner or later. Not sure how many species there are around here, but there are quite a few.

    Thanks for the compliment....

    Thanks Torben,
    I never realized how many species there were around here until I started them.

    I have not identified the green one in #7. I am going to have to dig a bit deeper.
     
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