Monday, May 30, 2011

The Dragons of Rockpool......

Dozens of these stunning dragonflies, and some other types as well, is a sure sight at an abandoned granite mine now filled with water, within my birding patch. I think this particular species is Dawn Dropwing, Trithemis aurora, but I'm not entirely sure.





















This is a post for Macro Monday.

21 comments:

  1. Gosh! That's really spectacular!

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  2. the pink is great!!! what a wonderful shot!!

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  3. Fantabulous! What a vivid colour. Terrific shots.

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  4. Wow! We have vivid blue and green dragonflies here along with various brown varieties but nothing like this. What an amazing color! Great photos.

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  5. Wow! Those are beautiful! Great shots!

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  6. Incredibly beautiful colour!

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  7. Yes it is Crimson Dropwing (Trithemis aurora).
    Amber color patch at wing base, pinkish veins in wings and black mark at end of anal appendage are identification keys. Please visit post on this dragonfly in my blog for more info on it -
    http://biodiversityofsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/07/crimson-dropwing-trithemis-aurora.html

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  8. Amazing bright color! I've never seen one that brilliant. Great capture.

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  9. Superb details of those wings! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful color!!


    Yard Elves

    Do stop by and visit if you have a little time in your day. Happy Monday.

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  11. A fuschia dragon!
    (That would make a great rock band name!)

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  12. Wow that's one cool dragonfly! Great shots!

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  13. A beautiful dragonfly! I have never seen one this color.

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  14. Awesome pictures! I have never seen a pink dragonfly! I love the colors and detail of the wings!

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  15. They are stunning--and such great photos! Very nice work. Mickie :)

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  16. Hello everybody, your warm reception of this posts makes me feel grate!:)

    Hi Bushana,huge thanks for the ID conformation,pal!:)

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  17. very simple and colorful pictures.

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  18. Good shots, good capture of color.

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