Dragonfly Study: Canada Darner

A dragonfly perched on a willow branch in Minneapolis, MN | 4 photos

I found this dragonfly perched in my garden on a July afternoon. Often, dragonflies are skittish and will take flight immediately when they detect even the slightest movement. This one remained motionless as I moved around it, allowing me to set up a tripod and spend some time framing and composing a number of photos. Moments after I got the closest shot, it had had enough and took flight.

I believe it’s a Canada darner (Aeshna canadensis), but may be another variety of darner.

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