Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Common Green Darner

Mead writes that two populations of Common Green Darners exist in Minnesota—one resident, the other migratory. The residents overwinter and emerge in the spring. The migrants leave in late summer. Their offspring return the next year. We found this darner in the Carleton College arboretum on 19 June 2016.

Photographing dragonflies takes manual focusing. These insects are long-gone by the time the automatic focus kicks in. Nor does automatic focus often work on perched individuals. The camera tends to lock on areas behind the wings or the larger nearby twigs.

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