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|Dragon Fly at dinner time. Fascinating wing membrane structure.|
I am not expert, far from it, but i think this is a common Australian Emperor dragon fly (Hemianax papuensis). Confirmation would be welcomed.
Quote from Wildlife of Sydney Site:
The Australian Emperor is a large, common, pale brown to yellow dragonfly with dark brown mottling and clear wings. It is an extremely good flier even by dragonfly standards and can be seen flying from August until May.
The larvae are usually found on water plants and are active predators that stalk prey and grow quickly.
Throughout Australia and the South Pacific.
Urban areas, fresh water, forests, heath.
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it's a nice close-up you start with. Can't help you with the ID.
Well composed, nice colours and good details.
The dinner is a good bonus.
Welcome to TN.
- [2005-12-11 5:58]
Very good macro,
Great colours, good details and composition
this is a wonderful dragonfly.
You captured this one with excellent sharpness, I can see every detail, even the yummy dinner. I love the sap-green background, so beautiful colours, thank you very much - when I look outside, everything is white and grey - we have snow - brrrrrr.
Bye bye and have a nice evening
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- [2005-12-11 15:38]
Very nice close-up!
Excellent sharpness and details,
very nice colours.
Well done and thanks for sharing!