Blowing in the Wind
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|Again I'm sorry I can't classify this guy and give him a specific name. I took a series of photos of him and let my mum choose the one she liked best. She liked that you could see his legs clearly in this shot. |
This was a really windy day and there were several different types of dragonflies in this area. It would have been nicer if he had landed somewhere where the background allowed a better view of his wings but I was just happy he let me get close enough to snap a few shots.
I have got an ID for this one now.After researching Aust dragonflies on the net I have discovered it is a Female Scarlet Percher and the red dragonfly I posted is a male Scarlet Percher. There is obviously great variation between the sexes.
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Superb photo! I love this macro-shot for its delicatese and for charm. Good job!
Hi Michelle, good picture overall, the pose is good and the POV pleasant. I think the image lacks contrast, and there is too much useless BG. I posted a workshop on your phoo. Hope you like it .
You were lucky to see him at all. I probably would've missed him as he is camouflaged so well. Good eye for detail and composition. TFS.
Female Common Percher; body length 35mm.
Nice picture! Latin name; Diplacodes haematodes