Blue Skimmer Dragonfly: 1


Orthetrum caledonicum aka Blue Skimmer (?)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Hexapoda
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Adelaide Botanic Garden – November 29th, 2014 – warm, sunny conditions

Photo: Aldo Trissi

This was a case where a telephoto lense with some real zoom capability beats a macro lense – These were zipping around and were in full mating moe – I don’t think anyone managed to get a shot of the females – This is a young male, I suspect.

If any information in this post is inaccurate, please let me know.


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