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Common Green Darner
Oct 24 2009

Common Green Darner

Bonne Carre Spillway Louisiana


Notice the interesting 'eye' on the back of the head. I supposed this is a natural defense
to make the dragonfly appear more dangerous to predators.

Besides being one of the biggest dragonflies, Green Darners are one of the fastest.

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Thanks for looking. Comments welcome.


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Ronnie Gaubert03-Nov-2009 22:42
Hi Phil,

Nicely processed with good contrast and lighting. In all my years of photographing dragonflies, I only have one good shot of this species. Are you sure this guy was alive.LOL>

Ronnie G.
Gayle P. Clement03-Nov-2009 18:24
Great detail, Phil. I love the vibrant color.
sschex03-Nov-2009 13:54
Great shot, Phil. Usually these don't sit still at all.
David Chauvin03-Nov-2009 13:53
Excellent shot of this green darner, Phil. These guys are usually very skittish.