8 thoughts on “Dragonfly on Fence Picket”

  1. Wow! What a wonderful composition and a spectacular background for your dragonfly, Ellen, that looks to me to be a mature female Great Blue Skimmer.

    1. Thank you, Mike! I am enjoying getting the dragonflies lined up with flowers.
      Thank you for the ID. I thought Great Blue Skimmer due to the white face, but the rest I wasn’t sure. I’m wondering if throughout their lives a dragonfly is steadily changing color, not just as it goes from juvi to adult, but ongoing.

      1. I think that there is a gradual transformation of the coloration of dragonflies as they age. Even with the females, the colors sometimes darken and/or fade and the bodies get scratched up from overly aggressive mating.

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