Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum vicinum) like Mike! Mike Powell, that is, a.k.a. “Meadowhawk Mike.” The following photos were taken at Huntley Meadows Park on 15 November 2013. Each set of images, or individual image, features a different dragonfly (or dragonflies) perching on Mike at various times during the day. Disclaimer: No dragonflies were either injured or killed in the making of these photos.
Now you see it; now you don’t! A male dragonfly perching on Mike’s shoulder, that is. Or was.
A time-series of images showing a mating pair in tandem. Mating pairs are usually more skittish than this male and female.
Sometimes the same dragonfly — or more than one dragonfly — perched in different places.
Another male, testing a couple of perching places.
A male on Mike’s arm.
This isn’t an optical illusion — a male dragonfly actually is perching on Mike’s blue jeans. Well, actually it is an optical illusion — my eyes cross when I look at these photos too long!
A male dragonfly, with a little help from a friend, endorses an Adidas messenger bag for carrying photo gear.
Another mating pair in tandem, perching on the back of Mike’s sweatshirt.
By now you may be wondering, what’s the point? (Pun intended. That’s so like Mike, isn’t it?) Point is, Mike is a meadowhawk magnet!
- Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (female) [spotted on 15 November 2013; posted on 22 November 2013]
- Champion dragonfly [spotted on 15 November 2013; posted on 20 November 2013]
- The natives are friendly [spotted on 21 October 2013; posted on 31 October 2013]
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