Monday, August 15, 2005

Pennants


pennant
Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.

This is the halloween pennant, Celithemis eponina, and normally I'd not get too worked up about such a shot, but I took this one with a lensbaby on my Nikon FM. It came out much sharper than I thought it would, and the background is beautifully out of focus.

Pennants are really fun to watch -- once one picks a perch, it seems determined to stay with that particular perch. In the case of this one, it was at the edge of the railroad tracks in Chelsea. I was able to get within a foot of it and it did not fly off. When it did, it came back. The halloween pennant is one of my favorite dragonflies.

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