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Old May 28, 2010, 5:18 PM   #1
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Busy preparing for a dragonfly event at our park, and checking out good places to show the "dragonfly watchers." Found a fine little marshy pond nearby, that has been full of dragonfly diversity!
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Old May 28, 2010, 5:20 PM   #2
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First a couple of not very good DIF shots.
This female Common Whitetail was laying eggs along the shore.
The Black Saddlebag was just cruising, never pausing...
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Here's a male Common White Tail to keep the female company... (He was actually hovering over her while she laid eggs, but then left her to rest and perch for a while...)
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Lots of Spangled Skimmers perched along the shoreline vegetation. These are our only dragonflies that have the white and black spot beside eachother on each wing.
Here are several views - any preferences?
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There were also lots of very aggressive Widow Skimmers - spent most of their time chasing each other, and anything else that moved (even photographers!!)
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The Eastern (AKA Common) Pondhawks were indeed common, but didn't perch enough for me to get many photos - they are small, but feisty and busy chasing eachother!
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But the Blue Dashers were not doing much dashing - much better "posers" than the pondhawks. Here's one female, and several males. Any preferences on these poses?
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It's not just Dragonflies in East Tennessee these days, but they sure are fun to watch. Hope you enjoyed these too!
Thanks for any comments, suggestions, and critique.
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What a variety, skillfully photographed and identified, too. The DIFs prove that you don't need the latest and greatest equipment to get difficult shots.

And an exclamation point after the Commas, too!
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Awesome shots mate!

Really must try to get another holiday booked to the US, would love to come on one of these tours with you.
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