Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dragonfly Emergence

There’s nothing like fresh dragonfly in the morning. I found this guy newly emerged from the water garden yesterday morning. This is one of the reasons I built a water garden outside my door. At this stage I can’t make a positive identification. I found him as I was leaving for work so the sun was not quite up. I don’t do very well taking photos in low light levels, so things are a little bit unfocused. That’s similar to the way I feel as I leave for work on a typical Friday morning.

This is a photo of the same Dragonfly using the flash. The flash always gives a harshness to the photos, so I usually don’t use it. I think this would have made a really good photo if it could have been backlit by the sun, but I didn’t have time to wait for the sun to come up. Maybe another time.


  1. Steve,
    Looks like a Common Green Darner.
    Bill Hull

  2. Bill - Thanks for the ID. I'm not very good with these guys until they get their final coloration.