Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly Males

While photographing the Halloween Penant dragonflies, I also came upon some male Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies. Interestingly, the Eastern Pondhawks are all green with black markings in the immature stage. As they mature, the males begin turning blue, from the rear to the front, until they are all blue. The females, however, remain green. Here are a few images of the males that I captured during my morning hike:

Male Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly

Male Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly

And a female:

Female Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/5.6 to f/8
  • Shutter 1/250 sec. to 1/500 sec.

 

 

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  • Wendy Weger

    Wonderful Jim….thank you….I’ve missed your beautiful photos have to catch up got really sick with pneumonia or whatever this crud has been. finally 3rd anti b or five weeks got it…Good grief..I don’t get sick…hahaha! Hugs and fondest love to you and the family and Merry Christmas :) Wendy and Cookie Cat xox purr