Paddle-Tailed Darner In-Flight Profile by Wolf Read

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A paddle-taled darner (Aeshna palmata) hovers near the shore of a small lake at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC. This dragonfly flew among many representing several different species. Sometimes, two dragons would encounter each other, and a rapid chase would ensue. Most of the time, these gossamer-winged creatures would quietly glide around the waterway on the hunt for food.

Canon Rebel XSi
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 1.4x II
1/250, f/8, -1/3, ISO 800, 280mm, hand held


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