A dragonfly from last August, a Paddle-tail Darner (Aeshna palmata) I think.

7 comments so far...

bcAnna May 16, 2012, 07:30 AM
Nice one! you caught him on the wing! Usually they just pose :-)
mramshaw May 16, 2012, 07:35 AM
Thank you! Their compound eyes make them very hard to photograph.
Dan-Tuyet Tham May 17, 2012, 12:29 AM
Very good!
marco_vdw May 17, 2012, 10:53 AM
Not easy to capture them in the air.
mramshaw May 17, 2012, 05:48 PM
@Dan-Tuyet, thanks (also for the fav).

Marco, you are right, very hard to get them in flight.

I was a little disappointed with the sharpness, but given
how hard they are to capture decided to post anyway.

Needless to say, I am looking at faster lenses!

MickPt September 01, 2012, 07:25 PM
Very nice pics.
mramshaw September 02, 2012, 05:35 PM
Thanks Mick, I took few more this summer.

The pose seems to be characteristic, they
tilt a lot like helicopters when they fly.

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