Seeing the bigger picture

A tried and true recipe for success: combine a colorful subject with a colorful background that complements the subject.

The following photos show two male Blue Dasher dragonflies (Pachydiplax longipennis) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park.

The first individual is shown perching on trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) growing alongside the boardwalk in the hemi-marsh. The photo was taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 superzoom camera (superseded by Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 superzoom camera).

Blue Dasher dragonfly (male)

08 August 2014

The last individual was spotted near a vernal pool in the forest. The photo was taken with my Fujifilm X-T1 mirror-less digital camera, Fujifilm 55-200mm zoom lens (88-320mm, 35mm equivalent), and Fujifilm Shoe Mount Flash EF-42.

Blue Dasher dragonfly (male)

11 July 2014

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