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A moment of elegant rest Here is a pretty little female scarlet percher, resting awhile. Only for a second though, they are wary and fly off when approaching too close.<br />
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Wingspan 60 mm<br />
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A moment of elegant rest

Here is a pretty little female scarlet percher, resting awhile. Only for a second though, they are wary and fly off when approaching too close.

Wingspan 60 mm

    comments (2)

  1. Serene shot, well done Ruth! Posted 10 days ago
  2. Lovely capture Ruth Posted 10 days ago

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''Diplacodes haematodes'', the Scarlet Percher, is a species of dragonfly that occurs throughout Australia, Timor, New Guinea, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. It is locally common in habitats with hot sunny exposed sites at or near rivers, streams, ponds, and lakes. It often prefers to settle on hot rocks rather than twigs or leaves, and is quite wary.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded May 12, 2022. Captured Jan 20, 2021 11:46 in 79 Mitchell St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/14.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm