Another dragon attack

Dragonflies and damselflies abound.  Amazing how many varieties can be seen when they stop being all the same and start being individuals.

Blue-fronted dancer (Argia apicalis) perched on a leaf (2009_07_25_027678)

Blue-fronted dancer (Argia apicalis)

Common whitetail (Plathemis lydia) perched on a dry reed (2009_07_26_028049)

Common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

Widow skimmer (a.k.a. widow; Libellula luctuosa) perched on a twig (2009_07_26_027995)

Widow skimmer (a.k.a. widow; Libellula luctuosa)

Common green darner (a.k.a. green darner or dragon fly; Anax junius) hovering over a creek (2009_08_15_028355)

Common green darner (a.k.a. green darner or dragon fly; Anax junius)

Black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) perched on a tree branch (2009_08_22_028603)

Black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)

Paiute dancer (Argia alberta) perched on the patio fence (2009_08_20_028448)

Paiute dancer (Argia alberta)

4 thoughts on “Another dragon attack”

  1. Gorgeous series. I especially like your shot of the common whitetail. Every time I try to get a shot of that species the abdomen is overexposed (at least for the males). Nice blog, too.

  2. Wayne: I’ll give you some pointers on that.

    Thomas: Thank you! That flight shot was fun to do, but it did take some work to get the dragonfly to cooperate!

    DougT: Thanks for the compliment! I know what you mean about the whitetail… I have a legion of photos with the highlights blown out. And just wait until you try to photograph one that’s sitting half in shadow and half in sunlight. Ouch!

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