Resting Blue Dragonfly

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
6965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
McHugh Creek
Town
Anchorage
Notes

Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 200-400mm +1.4x @ 530mm; Handheld; RAW capture: f/9 @ 1/125 sec, ISO 100; Auto exposure; Centerweighted-average metering; Auto WB

Description

Blue dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) resting on a weathered boardwalk along McHugh Creek near Anchorage, Alaska. This species belongs to the skimmer family. It is commonly found in the United States and is widely distributed across its regions. Identifying characteristics, to distinguish from a blue Damselfly, include the following: wings open at rest, front wings and back wings different in shape, eyes touching at top of the head (there are some exceptions).

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Date Added
October 1, 2018
Date Taken
October 1, 2018

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