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Dragonfly ~ Blue Dasher – Male

This little guy decided to pose for me a little bit. But, of course he would only stay for about 30 seconds at a time. He was helping me practice my timing. Thank you, dragonfly for helpig me to hone my skills. This was taken in Memphis, TN, USA in a metro area apartment complex. I love discovering wildlife in the city.

Canon EOS 30D SLR: 70-200 F2.8 L, handheld


Canon EOS 3oD SLR, 70-200 F.2.8 L with 2X Extender, Handheld…a bit windy out this afternoon, but too lazy on my walk to bring the tripod.

The Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a dragonfly of the skimmer family. It is common and widely distributed in the United States.

Although the species name longipennis means “long wings”, the wings are not particularly long. Females do, however, have a short abdomen that makes the wings look longer in comparison.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Pachydiplax
Species: P. longipennis
Binomial name: Pachydiplax longipennis (Burmeister, 1839)

Comments

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful capture – - – the colors are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  • Gayle Dolinger
    Gayle Dolingerover 5 years ago

    beautiful!

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 5 years ago

    Beautiful closeup. Nice back ground…Hugs…Tom

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot, you have done well to capture him so well.

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