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Blue Dasher, Female
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis: Libellulidae) female. 2.8-4.5 cm (1.1-1.8 in long). This “handstand pose” is called an obelisk pose or posture according to Odonatologist. They get in this pose to help regulate their body temperature, especially to cool off.
Habitat
Sewage ponds adjacent to the Colorado River next to the river is a riparian hackberry/elm woods and elsewhere the ponds are surrounded by open fields at 134 m (440 ft) elevation.
Location
Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA.
Date taken
February 2023
Scientific name
Pachydiplax longipennis
Equipment used
Canon
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A stunning close up of this delicate lady, Stanley.
 
Excellent detailed capture of its obelisk posture. A pretty useful way to prevent overheating.
 
wow! superb portrait with awesome colors and details, Stanley, a real topper, love it, many tfs!!
 
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Stunning detail and wonderful info on the pose ... superb work, Stanley ... tfs ...
 

Media information

Category
Invertebrates
Added by
Stanley Jones
Date added
View count
143
Comment count
6

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS R5
Aperture
ƒ/16
Focal length
500.0 mm
Exposure time
1/400 second(s)
ISO
1250
Filename
Blue Dasher (female),Blue Dasher (female) Walter Long Lake Park Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory,...jpg
File size
1.6 MB
Date taken
Fri, 19 May 2023 1:21 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 958px

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