More X-Files of mating dragonflies

On 15 August 2014, I spotted two mating pairs of Blue Dasher dragonflies (Pachydiplax longipennis) during a photowalk along the boardwalk in the hemi-marsh at Huntley Meadows Park.

Both pairs are shown “in wheel”: the male is on top; the female on the bottom.

Mating Pair No. 1

Blue Dasher dragonflies (mating pair, in wheel)

ISO 200; 200mm (320mm, 35mm equivalent); -1 ev; f/6.4; 1/640s

Mating Pair No. 2

Blue Dasher dragonflies (mating pair, in wheel)

ISO 200; 200mm (320mm, 35mm equivalent); -1 ev; f/8; 1/340s

Editor’s Note: This post features more photos from a day of field-testing my new Fujifilm X-T1 mirror-less digital camera and 55-200mm zoom lens (88-320mm, 35mm equivalent). I refer to photos taken with the X-T1 as “X-Files,” an homage to “The X-Files” TV series (one of my favorite science fiction programs).

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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