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Incurvate Emerald in flight - Somatochlora incurvata - male

Incurvate Emerald in flight - Somatochlora incurvata - Male
near Moncton, small bog N of New Scotland Bog, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada
September 17, 2006

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Incurvate Emerald in flight - Somatochlora incurvata - male Incurvate Emerald in flight - Somatochlora incurvata - male Incurvate Emerald in flight - Somatochlora incurvata - male Incurvate Emerald in flight - Somatochlora incurvata - male

Nice
I never get tired of this image. Great shot of a gem of an emerald.

 
Thanks Ben!
Cheers,

And I sure hope to get shots of a few others soon, if the weather can just lighten up a bit more...

 
weather
The weather in New England and the Maritimes has been wretched this season from what I've heard. Hope it clears up for you.

Wow
What an incredible capture! I can barely keep track of them by eye, nevermind keep a camera on one.

 
Thanks!
Actually, this particular individual seemed particularly inclined to hover, so "Carpe Diem!"...I wonder if he wasn't actually checking me out, 'cause I was invading his personal space... But seriously, you will occasionally run across some Emeralds that do hover quite a bit. I noticed it a lot with this species, as well as S walshii, but also the Baskettails and some Darners. Then, if your camera lets you, try actually focussing by hand as soon as you can when the insect is hovering and just shoot like mad! I took about 50 shots of this guy, but I did five really good ones (I never would have tried this in the old days with film!) I will likely post the others too, shortly. Looking forward to your moth guide,

Cheers!

Time to frass?
It looks like you may have uploaded two copies of the same photo, one to the species, the other just to "dragonflies". I have brought them together. If they are duplicates, one of them should be frassed.

 
Hi Joshua, Oops! You're ri
Hi Joshua,

Oops! You're right, of course. I will trash one of them post-haste...

Thanks for the heads-up!

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