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Green Darner

Green Darner
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Copyright: SCOTT JOHNSON (squirrel400) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 1 N: 65] (323)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Insects
Camera: NikonD200, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 15:37
Viewed: 3401
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot this in upper Michagin .. Nikon D200 Tamron 90mm lens .. he is sitting on a t-shirt !

The Green Darner is one of the fastest and biggest of the common dragonflies. THIS GUY WAS ABOUT 4 INCHES LONG

Family: Aeschnidae

Description 2 3/4-3 1/8" (70-80 mm); wingspan to 4 3/8" (110 mm). Thorax green, abdomen blue to purplish gray. Wings with pale yellowish area toward tips, darkening as insect ages. Targetlike mark on face. Compound eyes often color of milk chocolate. Naiad, to 1 7/8" (48 mm), is dark greenish brown.

Food Adult preys on midges, mosquitoes, caddisflies, and other flying insects. Naiad feeds on tadpoles, small fish, and aquatic insects.

Life Cycle Female inserts eggs singly into slit cut in stem of a submerged plant. Fully grown naiads crawl out of the water in early spring or late summer to transform into adults.

Habitat Near ponds and slow streams.

Range Throughout North America, less common in the West.

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A great photo with outstanding green.
Is an excellent macro with a good sharp too.
TFS, Scott.

Hi Scott,
Excellent macro!
Register rich in details.
Nice colors, contrast and sharpness.
Well done!
Best regards,
Josť Roberto

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