Dragonfly Pond and A Few More Dragons

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Technically, these were all taken with my 200mm f/4 micro lens. I just wanted to share with you the pond where I take most of my dragon shots. These were taken mid afternoon, bad time for landscape, good time for active dragons. Note the little turtle. Horseshoe Pond is in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula Ohio.

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Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta) with what looks to be someone's leftovers on the branch.

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Bluedasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

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Male Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) I don't know why some are brown and some are bluish.

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And lastly, Thistles growing near the pond.

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What a beautiful pond you have acces to. Beautiful shots too.
 
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Very nice shots, Birgit!

Also great to see your pond!

tojor What a beautiful pond you have acces to. Beautiful shots too.

Thank you. The pond shots would have been better with a wide angle lens in morning or evening and not the 200 micro in mid afternoon:rolleyes: I really need to go to some other ponds, I think I might find some different dragons species.
 
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I love your shots. I just discovered the love of the Dragons this weekend. Are they not the prettiest and underappreciated little creatures.
 
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Birgit, the dragons are nice, but I really love that final shot of the thistles...

Thanks. They are really interesting aren't they? As long as they are not in my own garden.

tamplum I love your shots. I just discovered the love of the Dragons this weekend. Are they not the prettiest and underappreciated little creatures.

I think as you can see by this board, Dragonflies/Damsels have got to be addicting. I decided that is it their faces and beauty that captivate us.
 

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