Dragonfly Wing Damage

It is starting to be the time of year when dragonflies start to show signs of wear & tear on their wings. It seems they must lead a rough life from the looks of wear on some of them. The featured image is a male Slaty Skimmer Dragonfly.

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Blue Dasher, 300mm, 2x teleconverter, (600mm) 2 images – focus stacked

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Blue Dasher, 300mm, 2x teleconverter, (600mm) 5 images focus stacked

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Eastern Pondhawk Male – (600mm) 3 images focus stacked

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Blue Dasher, (960mm) Multi-image stack

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Blue Dasher, (600mm) multi-image focus stack

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2 Male Spangled Skimmers, (600mm) 2 image focus stack

Spangled Skimmers

We found quite a few Spangled Skimmers At Davidson’s Mill Pond Park when we went to look for and photograph Dragonflies. It gave us opportunities to get a variety of angles and views of the Spangled Skimmers as they darted around the small pond there. Looking them up online it seems they like Well-vegetated ponds and lakes or occasionally slow-moving areas of streams. Also they are more prevalent in Summer while others are around starting in the Spring.

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Spangled Skimmers At Davidson’s Mill Pond Park

The Dragonflies are abundant at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park giving photographers a lot of photo opportunities. The temperature here has finally gotten down to normal temperatures for this time of year. With the heat index’s around 110 degrees for most of the week it was not a great time to photograph outdoors chasing dragonflies. There are a lot of Spangled Skimmers in the two main ponds. So this post will highlight these dragonflies. This is the first time I have come across these dragonflies. It is interesting to see a few different varieties of dragonflies by moving to a new home only 65 miles from where I used to be.

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