Tag Archives: Dragonfly

Purple Skimmer

Last week I spotted Purple Skimmers preforming their namesake behavior over a pond. There was a good supply of mosquitoes to keep them occupied.

Purple Skimmer
Purple Skimmer Dragonfly

I don’t recall seeing this species before but in typical dragonfly behavior they taunted me to get an inflight shot.

Purple Skimmer
Purple Skimmer

I was not successful as each spot they hovered had a vegetation obstruction or I was just too slow. Fortunately they took frequent breaks.

Purple Skimmer
Purple Skimmer

Another Dragonfly, On Green

This dragonfly has an orange-ish tail. I don’t think it’s as colorful as Orange Dragonfly I photographed two years ago that Mike Powell suggested could be a Needham’s Skimmer.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

There are other orange dragonflies, including the Golden-winged Skimmer. And let’s not forget that that variations in sex and age confound identification.  So, a colorful dragonfly above the swamp.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly