Shadow Darner
Aeshna umbrosa
The Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa) is widespread across most of the U.S. and Canada. It can be a common species in some locations, but it is seldom found perched. Many shots of this species, including the top 2 shown here, are posed. The two shots of this male were taken near King Kirkland, Timiskaming Co., Ontario, Canada, in July, 2005, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens with a 2X extender and 580 EX flash.
The pair of Shadow Darners in copula shown here was photographed along the Clearwater River in Nez Perce Co., Idaho, in August, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next 2 shots of a posed male Shadow Darner were taken in Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, in August, 2009.