Now what Grasshopper???

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Rod Baakkonen
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Now what Grasshopper???
Aug 4, 2012

I photograph a lot of dragon flies. We have a lot of different types in Minnesota in the summer.

My wife and I were on an after breakfast hike around a local lake. I first saw this dragon fly on the ground. It was unusual to me because of it's size. Just as I was about to press the shutter, it rocketed off. My wife and I both heard a smack. It had caught something in mid-air.

It fluttered around for about 30 seconds and ended up landing in a tree limb above my head. I put the GH2 on manual focus and here is the picture I got.

It had caught one of those grasshoppers that flies around. The grasshopper was about the size of my index finger.

So what happens now? The dragonfly devours it's prey and does not have to eat until Thanksgiving? I had no idea a dragon fly would capture anything this big.
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Rod

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