The Violet Dropwing – Trithemis annulata

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Le Trithémis pourpré

Hello everyone!

This is my first post here and I am really happy to join the Focusing On Wildlife team!

Thanks for your invitation, Ken!

When I’ll publish, I will write both in French and in English for better comprehension by everyone.

So, as a the first subject, Ken suggested this beautiful dragonfly!

It has a story since it invaded the south of France from northern Africa, migrating through the Strait of Gibraltar in the 70′, and passing the Pyrenees mountains from est and west in 2 separate flows. This year both of them met in my area which is halfway between the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean on the French side. It is also now present in southern Europe, in Corsica since the 90′.

Mon premier sujet, suggéré par Ken, est cette magnifique libellule!

Elle a une histoire puisqu’elle a envahi le sud de la France depuis le nord de l’Afrique, migrant par le Détroit de Gibraltar dans les années 70, et passant les Pyrénées par l’est et l’ouest en 2 flots distincts. Ces 2 flots se sont rejoints dans ma région située à mi-chemin entre la mer Méditerranée et l’océan atlantique. Elle est aussi présente dans le sud de l’Europe, en Corse depuis les années 90.

Males:

These pics date from the 11th of Sept. 2012

Ces photos datent du 11 septembre2012


More dragonfly pictures here:

http://aeshnat.blogspot.fr/

http://odonatas69a.blogspot.fr/

And my my website can be seen here:

1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts!Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma.* * * My work can be seen HERE:http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/* * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts!Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma.* * * My work can be seen HERE:http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/* * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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Ken_Billington

Noushka, welcome to our blog – your photos of this iconic species are truly outstanding – so colorful, sharp and perfectly framed!