Here be dragons...yarr! (Updated 7-13-08)

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Ok so only 2 really - an unknown and a Celithemis eponina (Halloween Pennant)

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Torben - any idea what the first one might be?

Thanks for the compliments - that halloween pennant is always fun to shoot - and the orange colors make it stand out amongst the greenery.
 
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Paul,
It's hard to tell what the first dragon is but it could be the Band-Winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum.... or a meadowhawk of some sort.

Here's a pic of one...Band Winged Meadowhawk - Young Female

Although in your picture, the tinting on the wing can't be seen... in the shadow beneath the wing, it is apparent there is some tinting in the wing next to the body.
 
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Thanks Paul (wow like I'm talking to myself - hehe) you look like you're on to it - without being able to see the tinting of the wings - the rest of the colorization sure seems to match that photo....

If I see this one again I'll try for a better shot from behind....

I think I'll also just keep periodically updating this thread with my dragons so as to not keep creating new posts.
 
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Fresh update from today! (I missed a really pretty solid red dragon with clear wings today - he took off before I could get a shot and I never saw him again - hopefully another time!)

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and of course you can't have dragons without damsels (in distress?) hehehe

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Nice set(s) Paul

I wouldn't bet on the first Sympetrum being a band-winged. They are hard to tell when immature and there's not a lot of colour in the wings.. Unknown #1 is a spreadwing (damsel) of some sort. Unknown #2 is an immature male Widow skimmer.

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Fresh update! with some more unknowns!

First up a front and back shot of the same pretty dragon! (ID needed)
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next up - one of my favorites - Halloween Pennant
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Next one is unknown - but I don't think I've seen it before...
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and I believe this is some kind of meadowhawk (but what I found interesting was the red 'bulb' looking things underneath the wings behind the rear legs (eggs?)
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Nope - shooting the 300 F/4 prime - no VR, no attachments, and all handheld

Thanks Bob for the clue on the spreadwing....looks like it may be a Lestes dryas
 

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