Amazing dragonflies share skies with birds, other winged things

I am on vacation in Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend, so here are some recent photos of dragonflies that I have taken so far this spring.

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Slaty Skimmer selects a delicate perch at the water’s edge.

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This Painted Skimmer was a new visitor to the fish pond.

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Lily pads are popular resting spots and excellent for basking in the sun.

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Eastern Pond Hawk chooses a perch just above the water’s surface.

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Widow Skimmers are one of the more vibrant dragonflies at the pond. They will often perch a good distance away from the water.

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Mating Eastern Pondhawks at the fish pond.

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Spangled Skimmer is an attractive dragonfly.

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The aptly named 12-Spotted Skimmer is an unmistakable dragonfly.

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Some dragonflies prefer a more vertical perch.

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Female Common Whitetail Skimmer warms herself on the gravels heated by the sunshine.

 

 

Blue Dasher photographed during a recent trip to South Carolina.

Blue Dasher photographed during a recent trip to South Carolina.

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The Fragile Forktail is a common damselfly at the fish pond.

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Common Whitetail Skimmer perched on a branch at the fish pond.

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Probably a Needham’s Skimmer photographed during a recent visit to Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

 

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