03 November 2009

When a perched darner cooperates

During one of my few visits to Wetzel State Recreation Area in Macomb County on September 20th, I was fortunate to find a perched Mottled Darner (Aeshna clepsydra). This male allowed me to photograph it from both sides. Here are a few of the images:

Now that I have some decent shots of a male, I'll need to find a female next year.


Shelly Cox said...

Oh and how rarely they do perch and cooperate! Great find, beautiful pics. I've yet to capture an image of this species, I run myself ragged trying..(almost fell in the pond once too!) Persistence will eventually pay off..I say!

Darrin OBrien said...

It definitely takes time and luck. ;^)