The Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum) is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. It is found in northern United States and southern Ontario, Canada. Adult males are identifiable by a distinctive orange to brown face and red bodies. Females faces have same colors as males; their bodies are brown to dark-red. This little male was very inquisitive and actually landed on my hand a few times. Unfortunately, it was always my camera hand so no pictures. Oh well. I took this in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ. I used a Nikon Coolpiz L110 digital camera.


dragonfly, insects, meadowhawk, outdoor, ruby, wildlife

I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Quite different looking one, his wings seem so much more translucent! Good capture!!

  • Thanks icesrun! There are little red areas at the corners of his wings, but for the most part they are translucent. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Josie Eldred
    Josie Eldredabout 4 years ago

  • Very cool Josie! Thanks for featuring my little buddy. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    6 September 2010 (one a day)

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on your well deserved feature, wonderful work.

  • Thanks Andrea. Glad you liked it. :)

    – William Brennan

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature In, Animals As They Should Be….Laura

  • William Brennan
    William Brennanabout 4 years ago

    Thanks Laura. It’s always cool to get a feature. :)

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