Carolina Saddlebags Dragonflies - pair
Oak Ridge, TN
June 16, 2008
It is extremely difficult to get a good photo of these dragonflies, they NEVER slow down or stop flying it seems! Since dragonflies can zip about at up to 35 miles per hour, it can be very difficult to photograph them. I had been following this pair with my telephoto in hopes of getting a shot of them while they were "in tandem". They had just separated when I took this photo; the female is the lower dragonfly.