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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Gorgeous Dragonfly

While floating the lake today in our kayaks, my husband spotted this guy on a lilypad. Poor thing was at the end of the circle of life.... but that gave me the opportunity to bring it home to get some good shots. I've NEVER seen one that's so colorful. Nature is amazing....





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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 09:38 PM
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that's one cool fly

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Nice pics, that thing is very colorful

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That is one sweet dragonfly. It appears to be the Emperor dragonfly, found in mainly the UK and Scotland. In fact in a brief search I don't think they are in the USA. You might want to ask an entomologist about it.
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That is one sweet dragonfly. It appears to be the Emperor dragonfly, found in mainly the UK and Scotland. In fact in a brief search I don't think they are in the USA. You might want to ask an entomologist about it.
I just looked up the Emperor Dragonfly - and it does look just like one. I assure you though, I found it right here in northeastern PA which is a far cry from Europe, Africa & Asia (where they are normally found). I was thinking that it was a Green Darner, but I haven't seen any photos online of Green Darner with so much pink on them. Whatever he is, he's fancy!
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Scratch that... Just found a pic of a Green Darner that looks just like the one we found today. That's definitely what it is.
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Either way, nice shot Jenny, well done.

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Very cool. Nice job !!

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Awesome very cool!
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Thanks everybody!!
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