Watching the watcher

Not quite parallel, but close. Field guide says this is most likely a Fawn Darner (boyeria vinosa). It was right on the edge of a creek in late June not far from my house. What a delightful surprise. I haven’t seen these emerging on the Wisconsin river which is in the backyard, so it was nice to have some variety in my dragonfly metamorphosis images.

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Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Lumix GH3
Legacy Olympus 90mm f/2 macro
f/5.6 | 1/6 sec | ISO 320

Lr processed for clarity, contrast & the usual. I doubt this is much of a crop.


Oh wow, Kris. What a shot. I love the nice bright green background that makes the subject stand out nicely.

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Heck, it might be a Darn Fawner, for all I know! What I do know is there is nice verticality and, as @Shirley_Freeman said, a bg that makes the image pop a bit. Nicely done.


The parallel between the DF’s body and it’s perch stand out very well here, Kris. The bright green background adds a nice late spring feeling.

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Thanks everyone. Whatever stick it climbed up was well isolated from the rest of the vegetation which really kept things simple & strong. Around Memorial Day you all could get kind of sick of these shots. lol

Great image, Kris. I love the crispness and details in the large version and the bright green BG certainly does shout springtime to me. Great eye to spot this.

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