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Spot-winged Glider dragonfly (female)

Wandering Glider dragonfly (Pantala hymenaea) was captured in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female.

An 18″ diameter insect net was used to capture the dragonfly; a small plastic clothespin was used to hold its wings while I shot several photographs of the specimen. 103 more words

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Dragonflies can indicate the state of freshwater sources

“South Africa’s 162 sun loving dragonfly species are not only beautiful to watch, but are also helping conservationists, water managers and farmers get to grips with the state of local freshwater sources, such as rivers, streams and dams.” – Stellenbosch University  829 more words

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Photography at the Small Pond

Big wonders come from Small Ponds.

This morning I decided to cut back some of the foliage from around a pond  beneath our front deck. Surprise! 312 more words


Macro Moments: Week 6

With an open topic for this week’s Macro Moments Challenge, I’ve chosen this image of a dragonfly feasting on a stem of tiger grass by our pond. 47 more words


We Wait all Year for This


At first, it’s just a glimpse
of a small black gleaming triangle
far out between the waves.

You do not even know if you have seen… 213 more words


Blue Dasher Dragonflies

Dragonflies are one of my favorite subjects. I usually use a Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens with an extension tube, a 1.4X Series III teleconverter, and then another extension tube. 78 more words