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Night visitor...

Canal Fulton, Ohio USA

 

I was sitting on the front porch when I heard this guy flitting around with his wings banging on the ceiling. He landed on the porch light as he's seen here. I figured I'd never have time to go in, grab the camera and change to the 105 and go back out, not to mention that the light is very close to the door. But for once I got lucky and he was very cooperative. I got about 30 shots and he was still there when I went back in. To show my gratitude I left the porch light on...he seemed content there.

 

I tilted the camera to include his entire length in this shot...he was at least 3 to 4 inches long!

 

I THINK this is a Common Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna juncea). Any insect experts out there feel free to weigh in.

 

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Taken on June 5, 2010