Striped Meadowhawk
Sympetrum pallipes
The Striped Meadowhawk (Sympetrum pallipes) is widespread and common across the western United States and Canada in a variety of habitats. The first image, of a young male, was taken near Lyman, Unita Co., Wyoming, in July, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next two images, also of young males, were taken in the Malheur National Forest, Grant Co., Oregon, in July, 2008, with the same gear as the 1st image.
The young male shown here was in the Deschutes National Forest, Klamath Co., Oregon, in August, 2008.
The next 4 shots (3 mature males and 1 female) were along the Clearwater River, Nez Perce Co., Idaho, in August, 2008.
The female Striped Meadowhawk on the right was along Boardman Creek, Cherry Co., Nebraska, in July, 2011. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.