Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies (males)

The following photo gallery features two of several Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted on 15 October 2015 at Huntley Meadows Park. Both individuals are males, as indicated by their coloration and terminal appendages.

Male 1

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

Both of these photos are full-frame, that is, the original images are uncropped. I love it when a plan comes together!

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

Male 2

The last photo is very slightly cropped in order to remove a distracting leading line. Although I could have cropped the photo in order to highlight the dragonfly, I chose to preserve the complementary colors of the tree branch bark and fallen leaves. I think the neutral grays and tans provide a nice background that makes the dragonfly’s coloration stand out.

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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