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Welcome to this blog dedicated to the Dragonflies of France and elsewhere. Who hasn't felt in awe by their beauty? Census, discoveries, talks, explanations and quality photographs are the main objectives here!
To publish your dragonfly photos here, read the Publishing Conditions and contact Noushka at the link above.

11 oct. 2013

The Mate of Gold

The male Libellula needhami, Needham's Skimmer, is a red-orange skimmer found predominantly in the coastal regions along the Atlantic shores of the US. It's found in Florida about 10 months out of the year.

The female lacks the red-orange coloration but in the right lighting conditions she appears to be plated with gold.

This week, my husband accompanied me to the local pond to try and capture some high speed video of a dragonfly. He was able to capture a few take offs and landings of this female Libellula needhami.

5 commentaires:

  1. Hi Tammy! Excellent! Very beautiful dragonfly, which reminds several of our European! Magnificent video, which shows well the complexity and the precision of the movements of wings! Best Regards, M.

  2. Brilliant video Tammy, something different and works really well, the shots are not too bad either. Keep up the good work.

  3. Une très belle série, avec une espèce qui ressemble à nos Crocothemis, et un gros plus avec cette vidéo, qui détaille le mouvement des ailes !

  4. Hello Tammy!
    That is very special post!
    Superb photography of a dragon that resembles indeed one of ours in Europe.
    The females also looks like it was dipped with gold in a certain light.
    I think we can spend a life time admiring and studying them without ever getting close to a fair knowledge of each species nor their technology!
    I enjoyed seeing the video again... many thanks to Brian, he can repeat this as often as he wishes! LOL!

  5. Merci Tammy, les photos sont très belles, mais la vidéo au ralenti est grandiose. C'est tellement extraordinaire de voir ces techniques de vols, c'est presque un privilège de voir ça.
    Bravo et encore merci :)


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