Western Pondhawks

Male Western Pondhawk by Allan J Jones Photography
Male Western Pondhawk
Female Western Pondhawk by Allan J Jones Photography
Female Western Pondhawk

I have been paying more attention to all the dragonflies and damselflies down at Capitol Lake (where I often walk). There are so many different varieties of these little critters … if you aren’t paying attention, they just all blur into a single amorphous category of “bugs”. In order to identify the photos, I’ve had to purchase some nature guides … bug books.

I like trying to track down the species… and I think I have these locked in … but if anyone disagrees with my identification, please let me know. I’m interested in accuracy, and my college studies were in geology, chemistry and math. not much help there in id-ing bugs.

Male
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 400    1/500 sec    f/11

Female
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 105mm Macro
ISO 200    1/320 sec    f/9

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