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

EF 200-400mm +1.4x @ 533mm; f/9 @ 1/125 sec, ISO 100

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 include the folllowing: 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
February 19, 2021
Date Taken
February 18, 2021