An "Autumn Meadowhawk" perhaps. It didn't move much.
Not exactly mortal combat today. If the reeds are rocking don't come a knocking.
(check out the Blue-eyed Darner backward grip on the Green & Brown's head, and
the corresponding hold the G&B has on the Blue's tail. The reeds were rocking.
An elusive Green & Brown dragonfly. I thought I watched one of these die in battle with a blue-eyed darner yesterday.
I may have been mistaken :)
Had I used f8 or so I could have gotten away with a single shot. This one has the G&B head in focus.
This was the only action at the pond this morning: while the 5d3 sat on a tripod awaiting Kingfishers I took the 40d and pursued noise in the reeds.
Blue-eyed darner in focus in this one: f8 would have been a better choice on camera 2
It's complicated: perhaps they're beginners.
(i think the couple yesterday actually killed themselves)
Less complicated from this pov
(and quite the hippy-color-scheme eh; make bugs not war)
In the end they were both quiet, dead maybe
Blue-eyed Darner tries to lift-off from the pond.
Green & Brown has death grip on Blue-eyed darner, and vis-versa.
To the death - blue-eyed darner and a Green-Brown dragonfly
It seems that they've latched on to each other's bodies with their prehensile tails. The green one's head was underwater for most of the battle.
Blue-eyed Darner #3 - 8' away
Blue-eyed Darner, frame 2, paused about 8' away.