(Very) Common Green Darner

Posted by Craig Lipski on Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:47 pm

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Common Green Darner

Anax junius


Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
Mission, Hidalgo Co, TX

So, 5th winter since retirement wintering in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  Overwhelmed by the variety of Odes, but I could have shot this at home in Michigan.  DIF have been a source of tremendous frustration for me, but the past couple of weeks it seems I've broken through "the wall."  Of course the best of them would be an incredibly common species against a rather dreary sky, but I'll take it!

100-400 4.5-5.6 II (@400mm)
1/2,000, f/8, iso 1250
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Rather significant crop, lol.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Good light,

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by Tom Whelan on Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:48 pm
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Fine in-flight image, love the angle on the dragonfly.

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by Carol Clarke on Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:49 am
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It might be common - but such top quality captures aren't! Beautiful flight image, Craig!

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by John Labrenz on Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:45 am
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Congrats on the DIF!
Love it

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:12 am
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Excellent! Now you've got the right setting....great.
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