Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (male)

The following photographs show a Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park on 17 September 2013. This individual is a male, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages.

The dragonfly is perching near ripe Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) hips, shown below.

Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (male)

I am especially fond of shots in which the dragonfly strikes an unusual pose, such as the head-tilts shown in the preceding photo and Photo 3 in the following gallery.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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