Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Blue Dasher Comes In For A Landing

One of the advantages of being a dragonfly whisperer is that you have a pretty good idea what they're thinking.  In particular, you often know where a dragonfly wants to perch.  As a result, you can take a video of a particular branch or leaf and, before you know it, a dragonfly comes in for a landing.

Here's a case in point.  In the following video, keep a look out for a male Blue Dasher who finds this particular leaf irresistible as a perch.  He enters the frame from the right, rotates to the desired orientation, and then drops down for a landing.  Nice maneuver.