Photo of the Week

Blue-eyed Darner
Blue-eyed Darner
Rhionaeschna multicolor, Aeshnidae
Surrey Lake Park, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
August 3, 2013

This week’s photo is from a quick trip out to Surrey Lake Park in a successful search for a Green Heron. While I was watching the Heron I noticed the Darners patrolling the lake shore. Every so often they would hover in place before zooming on down the shoreline. With a little patience I was able to get a few mid-air shots of these aerial hunters. You can mouse over the picture above to see a side view of dragonfly showing its diagnostic side stripes on the thorax. No other BC darner has a forked male appendage but unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture it in the second photo due to motion blur.

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