Meadowhawk Dragonflies

Foraging and perching dragonflies are an entertaining – and valuable – component of wetland landscapes in summer. Meadowhawks like this one (Sympetrum spp.) are smallish and very common, but a male under magnification is a thing of beauty. The mosquito population has exploded during this wet summer, so I hope to see lots of plump, well-fed dragonflies in my travels!


Photo by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.


5 thoughts on “Meadowhawk Dragonflies

  1. Wow, you must have an amazing macro lens, I’ve photographed, bees, preying mantises, and monarch butterflies before but never to that level of detail. I need to try some more insect photography with the better camera I have now.

    • I have a very good 105mm macro but much of my “macro” work is done with a 200 mm zoom – a versatile, lightweight lens that lends itself to walk and shoot photography.

  2. We’ve had a mosquito explosion here, too. Love to see the dragonflies. I forget where we were not long ago where there seemed to be a hatch of the lovely creatures. They were all over the place. It was in a city of all places.

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