I feel so violated!

Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum vicinum) are friendly. Maybe a little too friendly. Yep, that’s a mating pair (in wheel) perching on my calf in the following photo. Apparently Autumn Meadowhawks think it’s OK to fornicate anywhere!

Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in wheel)

The mating pair of dragonflies landed on me as I was standing on the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park with Mike Powell, fellow wildlife photographer. Mike had a better viewpoint than me for capturing the fleeting moment. Mike’s excellent close-up photo is featured in his photoblog post, “Dragonflies mating on a calf.”

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 in a three-part series of photoblog posts related to reproduction of Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies.

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “I feel so violated!”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    I am amazed that you were able to get any kind of shot of the couple in action. Your shot has a unique perspective that would be tough for anyone else to duplicate.

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