Painted Skimmer dragonflies (females)

The following photos show two Painted Skimmer dragonflies (Libellula semifasciata) spotted on 23 May 2014 near a vernal pool in a relatively remote location in the forest at Huntley Meadows Park. Both individuals are females, as indicated by their terminal appendages.

Like many species of dragonflies in the Skimmer Family, the Painted Skimmer usually perches on four of six legs, with the two front legs curled around its head.

The first photo is one of my all-time favorites, he said, not too modestly. The color, clarity, and composition are first-rate, in my opinion.

Painted Skimmer dragonfly (female)

Painted Skimmer dragonfly (female)

Two shots of another female, perching in a field of grass.

Painted Skimmer dragonfly (female)

Painted Skimmer dragonfly (female)

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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7 Responses to “Painted Skimmer dragonflies (females)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    The shots of this stunning dragonfly are all beautiful. That first shot is perfect. Wow!

  2. Robley Hood Says:

    Did you take this with a Panasonic Lumix? Wow.

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