Widow Skimmer dragonfly (female)

Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) was spotted at Mason Neck West Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female, as indicated by the pattern of wing spots and her terminal appendages.

I was able to take one shot of the dragonfly as seen from a typical viewpoint before she moved to a perch located slightly above my head. Making lemonade from lemons, I continued to take photos. In retrospect, I realized the two shots from a ventral viewpoint turned out to be more visually interesting than the dorsal view.

I love a good head-tilt!

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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