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Old Aug 10, 2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Aside from bees, the other insect I found in abundance on vacation was dragonflies. I found several species or types I had not previously seen. I am always amazed at the variety of colors and body types among these guys. As always, any tips for improvement on the photographs or corrections on my tentative IDs is appreciated.

Scarlet Skimmer Female:
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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Scarlet Skimmer Male:
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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Eastern Amberwing:
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Very nice sharp shots!

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Old Aug 10, 2008, 12:38 PM   #5
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Purple Skimmer Libellula jesseana,

Apparently these are a Florida native that is becoming rare and endangered, I know I have never seen this color before:


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Maybe another female scarlet skimmer or a golden winged skimmer?


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And I am pretty sure this one is a golden winged skimmer. Thanks for looking.

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tim,
i bow.. great shots.
what lens??

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Old Aug 10, 2008, 2:27 PM   #9
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Thanks Tom and Roy. Roy, it was the Lester A Dine 105mm macro. No bowing, your macros were one of the major contributors to my interest in photography, Pentax, and LBA when I cruised through this board researching cameras two years ago.

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This is material I usually see in National Geographic! I am unfamiar with the lens that you referred to (Lester A Dine 105 Macro)...

I'm interested to know how many takes????

As Roy said, I too bow!

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