Flying dragonflies are always a challenge to photograph. I captured this Common Baskettail on 11 June 2016 over the Lyman Lakes of Carleton College. This baskettail was making patrolling flights back and forth along the edge of the lake.
Common Baskettails are often abundant across most of eastern North America. The are found over almost any body of quiet water. Although not present on all individuals, the dark spotted hindwings are good field marks for identifying this species.