BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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DRAGONFLY

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Dragonfly

As the summer wears on the variety of dragonflies increases. On hot summer days the birds might be scarce but the insect world is in high gear and there is no end of colourful subjects to take. This dragonfly landed in the open and was well lit, I couldn’t ask for more! I spent some time trying to identify it without any luck. If anyone knows what it is I’d love to hear from you.

21 thoughts on “DRAGONFLY

  1. I so enjoy your photography! Thank you for following my blog. I feel honored.

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  2. Nice shot of the dragonfly. It is a juvenile Dot-tailed Whiteface, Leucorrhinia intacta. I would suggest Dennis Paulson’s book as the best one for indentification and general information. He actually has two, one for eastern North America and one for the west, both very comprehensive.

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  3. Oh I love your photos. I took over 2000 nature photos in Florida this year,plus over 4000 in Spain,then had my two iPads stolen in a burglary two weeks ago with over 25,000 photos on….I had quite a few dragonflies,I love them. I’ve tried to get them back through iCloud without success only retrieved a few thousand. So I always appreciate other people’s beautiful shots…

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  4. Nice to know that somewhere dragonflies are out. A real shortage here in the west — tho’ that could be because of the extreme dryness earlier in the season and lack of flying insects.

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  5. Attractive… 👌
    I also captured Golden Dragonfly….

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  6. Photographing dragons and damsels is a lot of fun. I never knew there were so many variations until I took a closer look last year. This one posed so nicely. I took a dragonfly photo workshop at the Holden Arboretum and learned that they soon often return to the same site after they fly away.

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  7. Whatever (s)he is – (s)he’s a beauty!

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  8. Great shot, especially the way you captured the delicate wings over the legs.

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  9. Your dragonfly shots never disappoint! I don’t know the ID of this one.

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  10. Lovely. I have been toying with the idea of buying a dragonfly identification book, but haven’t done so yet. 🙂

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  11. What a wonderful image. It may be a White-faced Darter (Leucorrhinia dubia), a female, but it is hard to be sure from one photo.

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