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Pondhawk Poser by Briar Richard

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Erythemis simplicicollis
Easter Pondhawk (male)

I followed this fella around the backyard for a while, and observed his spectacular capture and consumption of two flies. I’m lucky he ate so much, because it really slowed him down. He perched himself atop a dead palm leaf to digest lunch, and of course, to pose for pictures. More pics of this guy to come.

Nikon D90 (diffused flash)
Tamron 90mm macro
ISO 100
1/60 sec


dragonfly, dragonflies, blue, eastern pondhawk, erythemis simplicicollis, male pondhawk, wings

The observable Universe sprang into existence 13.7 billion years ago, and has evolved to observe itself. In my opinion, there’s no greater event to consider. I enjoy astronomy, photography, and time with my wife and little boy. While capturing and editing photos, I jam to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Air Supply, LMFAO, The Foo Fighters, REM, Barry Manilow, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Duran Duran, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, U2, Boyz to Men, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Color Me Badd, and The Beach Boys.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Very nice detailed colors

  • Thanks very much, Larry!

    – Briar Richard

  • lindsycarranza
    lindsycarranzaabout 3 years ago

    Amazing capture, I LOVE dragonflies :)

  • Thank you very much, Lindsy! I’ve grown fond of these fascinating creatures too. They’re majestic! I wish I had more time on my hands to observe and photograph them.

    – Briar Richard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – Briar Richard

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, John!

    – Briar Richard

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Yool! I’m honored.

    – Briar Richard

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous work and congratulations!

  • Thank you very much, Glenn.

    – Briar Richard

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

  • Thank y’all very much!

    – Briar Richard

  • KAGPhotography
    KAGPhotographyabout 3 years ago

    congrats on the feature…very well done

  • Thank you so much!

    – Briar Richard

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeabout 3 years ago

    Wow, will you look at those eyes! great work

  • Thank you so much, Kathliee!

    – Briar Richard

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68about 3 years ago

    Oh wow… the colours are incredible… Good one Briar!!!
    And Congrats on the feature!!! Well deserved!!! :D

  • Eva, you are so kind! Thanks!

    – Briar Richard

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