Widow Skimmer

By taggart  
Widow Skimmer
Libellula luctuosa 1.8 inches, female

Photographed at a rest stop in Southern Virginia, USA

This one perches obliquely on plant stems often well away from water.

As we do not seem to have these where I live, I was delighted to find them at the Virginia rest stop.
Also, I am delighted to be back, will attempt to comment come tomorrow--Missed you all...

...and after a bit, maybe, I will post my bride and groom!

Tags: Usa General Insect Dragonfly Widow skimmer Virginia Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
17 Jun 2008 1:02AM
cor..jennn how clear and sharp is that...excellent ..

Dianna
17 Jun 2008 1:02AM
Superb detail

Graeme
Angi_Wallace 13 314 11 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 2:40AM
Lovely to see you back Jenn, Ive missed seeing your images.
Stunning shot, such clarity against the wonderful background created by the DOF.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
17 Jun 2008 4:47AM
Brilliant details Jenn. Magnificent shot.
Dennis
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
17 Jun 2008 5:14AM
Thats a beauty! Nice shot, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 22 Wales
17 Jun 2008 5:45AM
Superb detail and comp Jenn.
Tom.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
17 Jun 2008 6:50AM
Perfection, Jenn. Carol
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
17 Jun 2008 6:53AM
An exquisite shot Jenn. What a beautiful creature.
Ron
17 Jun 2008 7:10AM
I knew when I hit "Large" I was going to see a stunning image, wow! Jenn, that's top work, so sharp and clear, impressive capture, Adrian
17 Jun 2008 7:10AM
Excellent image Jenn, great detail,
Fred.
17 Jun 2008 7:21AM
Great image Jenn. nice detail and comp, It looks quite delicate.
Chris
User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 7:22AM
so nicely caught, wish I could do this

di
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 7:24AM
Wow this is so beautiful. What a great capture and superb image.
Marilyn x
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 7:49AM
Super macro shot against a strong abstract - love the lines - blurred stalks, sharper grass, and the bud details bottom left. Fantastic composition.
Moira
imagio 15 12 1 England
17 Jun 2008 7:59AM
Such detail Jennn, excellent

Bernie
User_Removed 13 78 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 8:34AM
brilliant Jennn

Dave
17 Jun 2008 9:06AM
A wonderful golden beauty. JNC
Newtman 15 2 5
17 Jun 2008 9:08AM
Your dragonfly shot are always beautiful, and this is no exception. Great capture.
David
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
17 Jun 2008 9:35AM
A superb catch Jennnn. You got the sharpness of those wings spot on - its a beauty.
Brian.
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
17 Jun 2008 10:17AM
Wow, this is really a very good photograph! Well taken
Mavis 19 143 2 England
17 Jun 2008 10:18AM
Like the most delicate and exquisite Golden Brooch . Never seen one more lovely Jennnnn. xxx
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
17 Jun 2008 10:19AM
excellent capture Jennnn..
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
17 Jun 2008 10:34AM
What a beauty of a capture Jennnn.
Excellent detail and colour.


~Alley~
LuzDeNoche 13 2 France
17 Jun 2008 10:36AM
Wow - this one positively shines Jennn.
Smile Lucy
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
17 Jun 2008 10:45AM
A pleasure to view Jennn - nice detail and tones...
Wooly 16 112 4 England
17 Jun 2008 10:57AM
Superb Jennnn.

Alan
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 11:08AM
Amazing capture, detail perfect in every way and wonderful copper & gold tones.
Bill
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 11:16AM
WOW!!! jennnn superb detail in this, excellent close up camera work

marc
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
17 Jun 2008 11:42AM
A wonderful capture Jennn, & that background is just so perfect for it.
Stunning.
Hilary
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
17 Jun 2008 12:24PM
Simply magical image. Glad you had a safe trip.
Paddy 19 254 8 England
17 Jun 2008 1:31PM
what magical light, really excellent SmileP
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 1:49PM
a beautiful dragonfly with its golden body. Well captured Jennn,
Chris.
tmann 16 4 2 United States
17 Jun 2008 1:52PM
wow wow wow!!!
The detail on those wings are just incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
par for you..
incredible to me!!!!!!!! Smile
Great shot Jennn!!
Thomas
Scaramanga 14 60 6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 2:33PM
Fantastic, stunning details and colours. In a rest stop, just goes to show.
17 Jun 2008 2:36PM
Super detail well done.
Will
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
17 Jun 2008 2:36PM
What a fantastic shot, fabulous detail.
Bob
proz 17 205 United States
17 Jun 2008 3:00PM
this is really fabulous Jenn, sharp as can be. Also like the new banner on your PF page, very classy!
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 4:24PM
Stunning Detail jennnn and superbly captured,
ian
SRSmith 14 1 United States
17 Jun 2008 4:47PM
Wonderful work, Jenn. So clear and detailed I suspect you're using a microscope instead of a camera!
Portknockie 17 48 Scotland
17 Jun 2008 5:32PM
You lucky thing..Smile What a beautiful Dragonfly Jennnnnn

Superb shot and fantastic detail ...Hope you had a great time...

Don
Rock 19 10 2 England
17 Jun 2008 6:31PM
Superb detail and great exposure !

Rock
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 6:51PM
Wow. Super capture.

John.
FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
17 Jun 2008 8:37PM
An amazing shot, focus and detail absolutely top class. Nice to see you back.
Geoff.
KKmoments 15 12 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 9:09PM
This is just stunning.... superb macro shot and it just looks like a gold brooch!!! Such a jewelled body with intricate detail... beautiful..Karen Smile
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2008 10:47PM
One of the best dragonfly shots I've seen, Jenn. The tiny stem/perch and the muted background allow for all the exquisite detail to be seen, and the gold really gleams.
Thankyou for your lovely comment on my Norway shots, so kind.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
18 Jun 2008 11:52AM
just noticed I only clicked (sorry : time) for this wonderful picture...
deserves far more Wink
Cabit 14 104 England
18 Jun 2008 1:23PM
Magic capture, class.
Dave
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
18 Jun 2008 1:31PM
Simply stunning. 1st class capture that has oodles of detail.
Paul
RubberBullets 20 1 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 2:33PM
Stunning shot.

Tim
piccy 15 8 Wales
19 Jun 2008 8:49PM
Great detail on the wings.
freda
Possum 15 148 England
19 Jun 2008 10:08PM
Quite simply outstanding.
Allie
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
21 Jun 2008 6:06PM
An outstanding macro shot Jennnn, the wing detail is awesome

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