Flirty Female Regal Darner

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(Any correction on the ID is always welcome!)

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Thanks for looking!
 
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Very good sharpness on the eyes. How close to the dragonfly were you with the 90mm lens? I can't seem to get them to pose like that.
 
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The dragons have heard about your photog' skills and now they're
actually coming to pose for you...! :tongue:

Excellent, sharp face shot...! :cool:
 
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Nice portrait of a Blue dasher. From this angle I can't tell if it's an immature male or mature female (likely the latter).

A Regal darner is two to three times the length of the dasher (think REALLY BIG dragonfly) and hangs vertically when landed as do most darners.

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Nice portrait of a Blue dasher. From this angle I can't tell if it's an immature male or mature female (likely the latter).

A Regal darner is two to three times the length of the dasher (think REALLY BIG dragonfly) and hangs vertically when landed as do most darners.

Larry

So this is a dasher? I did have a dragon the other day just hanging vertically under a leaf like it was getting out of the sun. What would this be?

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So this is a dasher? I did have a dragon the other day just hanging vertically under a leaf like it was getting out of the sun. What would this be?

Just because a given dragonfly perches in a certain way, that doesn't mean it's a necessarily the member of a particular family. Not all species follow "the family rules".

This is female Needham's skimmer, if I'm not mistaken. It's the same family as the dasher (Libelullidae) but a different genus.

Larry
 
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So this is a dasher? I did have a dragon the other day just hanging vertically under a leaf like it was getting out of the sun. What would this be?

Just because a given dragonfly perches in a certain way, that doesn't mean it's a necessarily the member of a particular family. Not all species follow "the family rules".

This is female Needham's skimmer, if I'm not mistaken. It's the same family as the dasher (Libelullidae) but a different genus.

Larry
Thank you, Larry! Not all the species in my family follow the "Family Rules" either!
 

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