Andromorphic Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum ambiguum), like the female shown above, are less common than heteromorphs. Andromorphs have a red abdomen with black rings, like male Blue-faced Meadowhawks; unlike males, most female faces are tan and their terminal appendages look different than male appendages.
Strong backlighting by the Sun made it challenging to shoot properly exposed photographs. The following gallery features a few “arty” shots that are less technically perfect than the single image, shown above, where the Sun was to the left of my camera and the subject.
Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 in a six-part series of posts featuring Blue-faced Meadowhawks, one of my favorite dragonflies.
- Part 1 – Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (female, tan morph)
- Part 2 – Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (female, tan morph), redux
- Part 3 – Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (female, red morph)
- Part 4 – Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (female, red morph), redux
- Part 5 – Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (male) 2
- Part 6 – Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies (males)
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