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Dragons... another batch.

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Spectre, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Well, once again these were shot earlier this year, but were worth showing again.... I think. Enjoy.

    1.Eight Spotted Skimmer


    2.Blue Dasher


    3.Still Unknown


    4.Common Whitetail


    5.Pacific Clubtail


    6.Twelve Spotted Skimmer


    7.Widow Skimmer

  2. Awesome shots Paul, I am intrigued by your unidentified green monster in 3, that is fantastic!
  3. The green one is my favorite too! He's beautiful!
  4. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Rich, this one is the only one of these I have ever seen. At first I thought it was just an immature Pondhawk Female... but the more I looked, I realized it is something entirely different. I'm just not sure what.

    Thanks Sonya.
  5. Very nice images... I like each and every one.
  6. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Excellent series Paul. All very good. Love the eyes of that Clubtail. BTW. I think the green one is a she.
  7. mdsign


    Jun 14, 2006
    Wow! I have to admit I'm a bit jealous when I see such beautifull pics We only have a few species and look at what you got. I love the green one even in its surrounding wich I normally would find a bit distracting.

    cheers, Mark
  8. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Thanks Tom.

    Thanks Torben. The Clubtail does have amazing blue eyes. I was thinking the same thing about the green one being a female.

    Thanks Mark. In the area where I shoot these, I was able to find 13 different species this year. I was pretty happy.
  9. Very nice shots, Paul!

    The green one is really nice looking, looks like a teneral female...
  10. leaders


    Aug 25, 2008
    Beautiful images. #3 may be an immature Green Darner female.

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  11. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    I agree.... I'm just not sure what it is. It has the body of some type of Sympetrum. There are faint color patterns on the abdomen, I would have liked to see it mature. This Dragon was also really small. If you look at the size compared to the grass that it is on and the Dandelion in the background you can get a sense of scale.

    Thank you for the suggestion, however..... The Green Darner is in the Aeshna family, this is definately not an Aeshna. My thought is that it is part of the Sympetrum family of Skimmers.... or another type of skimmer.
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