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Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

Libellula saturata


Red Dragonfly with red on the inside half of the wings. The end half is clear except the front edge of the wing. The abdomen is thick.


On a Cape Honeysuckle branch above a fish pond in my backyard.


The last image shows another dragonfly (Blue Dasher) next to it. Yay, my first spotting!

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Neon Skimmer
Libellula croceipennis

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64 Comments (1–25)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

Nice series

Thank you for your comments, Gisele and beastlyvirtues!

beastlyvirtues 10 years ago

This is a fabulous spotting! I am writing about dragonflies in my new book and amazed at the tremendous diversity! Feel free to stop by my blog and check things out. I would love to have the input and comments from those that love dragonflies as much as I do!

Gisele 10 years ago

Amazing! Looks like a real fairy!

Thank you all! This was definitely on my bucket list but I didn't think I'd actually be able to check it off :)

HeatherCampbell 11 years ago

Wow! what a gorgeous picture.

DigantaGogoi 11 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Awesome spotting Cindy. Congratulations!

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

Congratulations Cindy !!

KarenP 11 years ago

Congrats, Cindy!! Was this on your "bucket list" or what?? Whoot! So happy for you and for San Diego County. Fabulous way to show what life there is in our part of the state.

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Congratulations, Cindy!!

al_ee_oop 11 years ago

Oh wow, NICE!

TishannePatterson 11 years ago

Excellent detail and vivid color! Great spotting and picture. Congrats!

Bill-MelReynolds 11 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Congratulations Cindy well deserve :):)

Thank you everyone! I'm still amazed and honored to be chosen!

Irina, Я так счастлив, вам нравится моя серии и надеемся, что вам весело провести время на сайте!

Blogie 11 years ago

I love dragonflies! Congrats!

YurianaMartínez 11 years ago


rutasandinas 11 years ago

Hermoso vitral !!!excelente

ChrisV. 11 years ago

Spectacular!! WOW!

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IrinaSh 11 years ago

Мои поздравления,Cindy!Великолепная серия снимков!
Благодаря Вашей чудесной стрекозе,я попала на этот удивительный сайт!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Congratulations Cindy..!!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 11 years ago

Beautiful series! Congratulations Cindy - What an honor!

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

Congratulations Cindy! Well deserved recognition of your wonderful work I'll bet you are so thrilled & I'm so so happy for you :)

Spotted on Jul 7, 2011
Submitted on Jul 9, 2011

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