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Common Pondhawk

I love the neon faces of Pondhawks. The males emerge the same green as the females. Juvenile males have a beautiful blend of baby blue and soft green. Females and newly emerged males are difficult to find as they camouflage perfectly and blend in to the grasses they perch on.

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Juvenile Male Common Pondhawk
Cindy Donegan

Juvenile Male Common Pondhawk

The coloring on this male is changing from the juvenile form to the mature. The thorax will turn a solid light blue while the neon green on the face will remain.

Taken: July 11, 2009
Uploaded: August 02, 2009
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Captured with:
Canon EOS 10D

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