Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly

"Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly"

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – BIG CYPRESS WMA, FL

Photographed is a Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly that was captured digitally at the Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area off of Alligator Alley (I-75) in Collier County, Florida. The gear used in this photograph of a Golden-winged Skimmer dragonfly was a Nikon D80 camera body attached to a Nikkor 60mm 2.8 lens and macro light ring.

The Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula auripennis) grows to a length of approximately 2 inches. The male is bright orange in color, its abdomen has a black stripe above. The female and immature Golden-winged Skimmer dragonfly are pale orange, its thorax sides have a yellow stripe and yellow abdomen. The wings of the Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly are transparent but in the male, they have orange veins. The habitat of this fragonfly is grassy ponds and lakes. The range of the Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly in Florida is generally South to Lake Okeechobee.

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    5 Thoughts to “Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly”

    1. Marta112

      Love your subject matter

    2. Sammy52

      I’m very impressed with your photos.

    3. Sandra

      So pretty and good composure.

    4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

      I love dragon flies and this is a real beauty.

    5. Alan S. Hochman

      Charlie, this is one of my favorites.

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