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Blue-eyed Darner

Blue-eyed Darner
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Copyright: Lauren Sobkoviak (Ashrunner) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 19] (76)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-28 11:58
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While wandering the shoreline of Fireman's Pond in Redmond, Oregon, I would see a large dragonfly on patrol. Quick glances at the bug proved it was something new to me and I determined to obtain a photo of it. At one point, I stepped up on a large rock and surveyed the pond. A few moments later, the insect went into a hover about 15-20 feet away. As I raised my camera, it moved towards me and landed deep in the reeds below my feet.

It was a Blue-eyed Darner, or Aeshna multicolor. It beautiful dragonfly is common in western United States and can be found east to the midwest, and from central Canada to Texas. It can be found near lakes, ponds and marshes.

It is an active predator and will eat almost any soft-bodied flying insect including mosquitoes, flies, butterflies, moths, mayflies, and stoneflies.

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