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Old Feb 24, 2012, 3:21 PM   #1
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Default Dragonflies of Sanya, Hainan Island, China

So my wife has a day at the spa and I get to drive up into the mountains and crawl around on my hands & knees. Sounds like a fair deal to me

I was actually birding but this location wasn't that good at all - Bul Buls and one Pheasant was all I saw .. or heard .. over the course of an hour. There were however lots of Dragonflies and butterflies, many of which I hadn't seen before. Maybe you can help me identify them before I get my head stuck into the ID books ? I'm really interested in #4 as that short winged dragon I've definitely never had the pleasure of meeting previously !

Sorry about the quality of #10 but that is in here purely for ID purposes.

Thank you for looking and I appreciate any C&C that you proffer !

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Old Feb 24, 2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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Amazing detail, what incredible creatures they are.

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Absolutely stunning!

Can't wait for dragonfly season here, but ours are nowhere near as diverse as yours.
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That is some amazing detail Kevin. I looked but couldn't tell what lens you are using. I like the 1st and 9th shots best. Very nicely done.

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Quite an assortment there. I can't help with identification.

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I also cannot assist with identification, but I just wanted to say these are really nice close-up photos!
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Amazing detail, what incredible creatures they are.

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Thanks Rodney - Drgonflies & Damsels really are amazing aren't they.

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Absolutely stunning!

Can't wait for dragonfly season here, but ours are nowhere near as diverse as yours.
Thanks Ash ! Not long to go now to see more of your great insect macros.

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That is some amazing detail Kevin. I looked but couldn't tell what lens you are using. I like the 1st and 9th shots best. Very nicely done.

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Thank you Hans ! I was using the DA*300 - it makes a great quasi-macro lens.

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Quite an assortment there. I can't help with identification.

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Thank you mtnman - I'm pleased you enjoyed the set !
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We are no help with identifying any of your dragonflies, did you get a chance to figure them out? I know nothing about dragonflies, but would think that with pictures as good as these, they shouldn't be hard to identify for someone who knows about them.
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We are no help with identifying any of your dragonflies, did you get a chance to figure them out? I know nothing about dragonflies, but would think that with pictures as good as these, they shouldn't be hard to identify for someone who knows about them.
I'm still trying to identify them. So far only #4 - Palpopleura sexmaculata (Widow) and #2, 3, 8 & 9 - which is a Dropwing : Neurothemis Ramburi
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Sure wish I could help you with ID - unfortunately, your species are very different from ours...

Wonderful job on each of these - makes me look forward even more to our odonate season!
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