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Dragonfly ~ Blue Dasher (Female) by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Tucson, Arizona @ Sweetwater Wetlands using a Canon Powershot SX10IS

Blue Dashers (Skimmer Family)
Blue Dash is abundant in the East, less so in the Southwest where standing water is limited. This dainty, pale blue species is a familiar inhabitant of still waters surrounded by reeds or cattails. Watch for it at wildlife-refuge ponds, the edges of lakes created for water treatment or fishing and even back-yard lily ponds.

Territorial males take prominent perches, often stems bent over the water, from which they frequently dart out to chase of intruders.

The snow white face of this species distinguishes it from the similar Western Pond-hawk with which its frequently occurs: note: the Pond-hawk’s bright green face and habit of perching on the ground.

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    Very smart!

  • I thank you my friend. Very lucky more like it….lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Ted~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot – pity we can’t accept it in A vision of Flight Photography, as for that group the subject must be in flight!! (see rules here)

  • I apologize for that. I am usually really good at catching that Themis. I have smacked my paws and scolded myself, thank you for the kind reprimand….lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchover 4 years ago

    Really nice shot

  • Thank you very much for visiting my little bubble darlin and leaving a nice comment!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    :-) :-) Thanks for your understanding :-)

  • No prob, I suffer from idiocy moments…lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Oh, I have my own :-) not a contest, thank heavens! :-)

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Another spectacular dragon, Kimberly! Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer & Vixen, etc.

  • OK, that is funny as hell Sheila, thank you for making me smile…lmao!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • jaffa
    jaffaover 4 years ago

    cracking shot.

  • Thank you very much for your visit! I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Now that is great news Ray, thank you so much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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