First dragon of the year...

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was out today trying to find a warbler that was spotted recently in the area and came across this guy zipping around. Shot manual focus to make it easier to track him.

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Nice shot. Compared to some the Common Green looks huge, but they are still one heck of a challenge to shoot while on the wing. Nice Job.
 
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Thanks Larry and Paul

I was surprised to find him as it's still pretty cool here in Michigan - but it was fun watching him chase the other bugs around

I look forward to the warmer weather and being able to hunt more species again :)
 
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Good one Paul!. This is exactly how I mostly see these guys or in cahoots with a swarm on a feeding frenzy over a hatch. I have found a way to stalk them as you rarely find them perched. Near me are some prairies and they will lay very low on the sunlit side of the paths. The chances are you will scare up about 95% of them the moment you get within a few feet as they blend so well.
Look down a couple feet ahead before taking each step. If you do not spook them I have been able to use macros with a couple feet of them.
 

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