Dragonflies:  Head Turns
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The dragonflies in our yard tend to do sudden head turns from time to time.  I'm guessing they are looking for prey or predators.  Here are a few of the images where I caught them doing the turn.  Nikon D810A camera and 200mm f4 macro lens unless otherwise noted.

Male Eastern Pondhawk Giving Me the Eye

Nikon D750 Camera & 200mm f4 lens.  This is a crop at full camera resolution.  1/640s at f8, ISO 640.

Red Skimmer Head Turn


Needham's Skimmer Side View & Mouth

You can see this dragonflies mouth thanks to a bit of a turn here.  I don't get too many pictures where their mouths are visible.

Wider View of the Turn

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