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Dragonflies En Masse

A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So there they were, literally dozens of dragonflies flying around two separate Vacaville (Calif.) yards, feasting on swirling clouds of prey (gnatlike insects) and then touching down on blades of grass or fence posts. They proved as elusive as a...

A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a closeup of the variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, taken Oct. 10, 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. It's perched on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. This was taken in late afternoon with a 70-180mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a closeup of the variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, taken Oct. 10, 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. It's perched on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. This was taken in late afternoon with a 70-180mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a closeup of the variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, taken Oct. 10, 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. It's perched on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. This was taken in late afternoon with a 70-180mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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