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

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 Truppover 3 years ago

    Very nice detailed colors

  • Thanks very much, Larry!

    – Briar Richard

  • lindsycarranza
    lindsycarranzaover 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 Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – Briar Richard

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, John!

    – Briar Richard

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

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

    – Briar Richard

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Fabulous work and congratulations!

  • Thank you very much, Glenn.

    – Briar Richard

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

  • Thank y’all very much!

    – Briar Richard

  • KAGPhotography
    KAGPhotographyover 3 years ago

    congrats on the feature…very well done

  • Thank you so much!

    – Briar Richard

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Wow, will you look at those eyes! great work

  • Thank you so much, Kathliee!

    – Briar Richard

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 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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