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ceherzog: Oh, they're so beautiful underneath! Wonderful butterflies in general, at least I think so. And I'm glad you like my avatar. She's my representation of an Australian aboriginal mythical being called Coon Undura, the Dragonfly Woman. I have NO idea what she's supposed to look like really, but I love the idea of her so I've adopted her as my personal logo. :)
The first one is a slaty skimmer for sure, but the third one is a different species, a blue dasher. You'll notice that the eyes are bright green and the body paler blue in the blue dasher, both good indications that it's a dasher. The one in the middle I'm less sure about - could be another slaty, but it's a little pale to be a slaty and it's too big to be a dasher. Do you have another shot that shows the eyes more clearly? If they're black, it's a slaty. If green, I would lean toward a great blue skimmer.