During my recent wildflower photography in the meadow near my home in rural Missouri, I ran across a dragonfly species that I rarely see here, the Banded Pennant (Celithemus fasciata):
Researching this species, I found that this is a female, as the brown/black abdomen (with yellow spots) indicates. The male, of which I haven’t found any yet, have a blue abdomen (with the yellow spots). The Banded Pennant is in the skimmer family of dragonflies.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- ISO 500
- Aperture f/3.5
- Shutter 1/1600 sec. to 1/2500 sec.