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Dragonfly, chocks away! With her aviator goggles on - a moment captured, right before take off. <br />
Australian Emerald dragonflies are flighty little characters and more often than not will escape long before I get anywhere close enough to capture a shot. <br />
But luck was on my side and I managed to do just that recently. <br />
Female body length 50 mm Australia,Australian Emerald,Dragonfly,Geotagged,Hemicordulia australiae,Macro,Odonata,Spring,arthropod,compound eyes,invertebrate Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Dragonfly, chocks away!

With her aviator goggles on - a moment captured, right before take off.
Australian Emerald dragonflies are flighty little characters and more often than not will escape long before I get anywhere close enough to capture a shot.
But luck was on my side and I managed to do just that recently.
Female body length 50 mm

    comments (7)

  1. Now that is a close up. Amazing photo Ruth. Posted 6 months ago
  2. WOWZA! Posted 6 months ago
  3. Perfect shot, Ruth! It looks like it's even smiling for you ;) Posted 6 months ago
  4. Those eyes...awesome! Posted 6 months ago
  5. Excellent close-up! Posted 6 months ago
  6. Insane eyes! Wonderful photo! Posted 6 months ago
  7. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post

    "The Australian Emerald (Hemicordulia australiae), also known as the Sentry Dragonfly, is a widespread species that is found mainly in Australia and New Zealand. These dragonflies are incredibly fast, strong, and inquisitive insects. They rarely rest and spend most of their time flying in the air, which makes getting a shot of them incredibly difficult. One of their particularly striking features is their brilliant, green eyes, which shine beautifully in the sunlight. Ruth Spigelman has definitely done an incredible job of capturing the Australian Emerald's dazzling eyes! {Spotted in NSW, Australia by JungleDragon user, Ruth Spigelman} #JungleDragon"
    Posted 6 months ago

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The Australian emerald, is a species of dragonfly in the family Corduliidae. It is native to Australia. Its appearance is very similar to the tau emerald.

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

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Uploaded Nov 28, 2018. Captured Nov 25, 2018 10:38 in 201 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm