The Blue Boy

Several Slaty Skimmer dragonflies (Libellula incesta) were spotted during a photowalk along Dogue Creek at Wickford Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male, as indicated by his terminal appendages and slaty blue coloration.

09 JUL 2017 | Wickford Park | Slaty Skimmer (male)

This guy was my constant companion while I was photographing a male Common Sanddragon perching on a small sandbar in the creek.

09 JUL 2017 | Wickford Park | Slaty Skimmer (male)

I nicknamed this dragonfly “The Blue Boy” because his rich blue-indigo color is reminiscent of an oil painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

Copyright © 2017 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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3 Responses to “The Blue Boy”

  1. exploringcolour Says:

    Hello! I’d like to ask your permission to use the top dragonfly photo from this post in a blog-post that I’m doing soon on the colour “indigo” with 5-10 images on this theme. I’d credit clearly to your name and link back to your post and to your blog home. Please let me know if this is ok – thanks!

  2. I see… Indigo – Exploring Colour Says:

    […] The Blue Boy  |  Aug 6, […]

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