Regal Darner Dragonfly

 
 
 
Regal Darner Dragonfly

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – ARCH CREEK MEMORIAL PARK, FL

This photograph, taken at Arch Creek Memorial Park in North Miami, Florida (just east of Enchanted Forest Park) is of a Regal Darner Dragonfly. The shot was taken with a Nikon D90 camera body attached to a Nikkor 60mm 2.8 lens, a Tamron 2x teleconverterĀ and a macro light ring.

The Regal Darner dragonfly (Coryphaeschna ingens) is a large dragonfly growing to a length of approximately 3 1/2 inches. The thorax of the Regal Darner dragonfly is green with brown stripes. Its abdomen is brown with narrow green wings above.The eyes are green in immature males or blue in females. The wings of the Regal Darner are transparent.

The usual habitat of the Regal Darner dragonfly are lakes, slow moving streams, and woods.

Subject Photo exif Data

  • Aperture - ƒ/13
  • Credit - Alan S. Hochman
  • Camera - NIKON D90
  • Date Created - September 19, 2010, 3:02 am
  • Focal length - 60mm
  • Iso - 320
  • Shutter speed - 1/125
  • Title - Regal Darner Dragonfly
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7 Comments

 
  1. Joyce79 says:

    Excellent photo Alan S. Hochman

  2. Steven.Goldman says:

    Love your photography!

  3. Eileen Hull says:

    Hello, Alan. lovely dragonfly. You captured the light beautifully on the wings. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photography with us.

  4. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you Eileen. This dragonfly only stayed put for this 1 shot!

  5. JanetS41 says:

    Great shot!! Love dragonflies!

  6. Kenny7 says:

    Are you only into birds and bugs?

  7. Eric says:

    This is not a regal darner it looks more like some clubtail species, darners eyes make contact with no noticeable separation Clubtails have a gap between the eyes as this one does, I am not familiar with all the species you have in florida but it’s not a darner

 

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