An unreliable memoir

Dragonfly Week, Day 2: The Emperor

Emperor Dragonfly
Emperor Dragonfly, Anax imperator. Nikon D5200 Tamron 150-600mm f9.5 320mm 1/750 ISO 1000

Twenty years ago there were no Emperor Dragonflies here. Now they are a resident breeding species, but they’re also probably the hardest dragonfly to photograph. These miniature fighter planes fly at over 20 mph, constantly change direction and rarely perch. It took me an hour to get these crummy shots. But what a privilege to have a pair of these buzzing past my head.

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