“The A-Team”

Handsome subject, simple composition, pleasing combination of rich colors (especially the eyes), good exposure, and sharp focus — I love it when a plan comes together!

Blue Dasher dragonfly (male)

The preceding photograph shows a Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) spotted during a photowalk along the boardwalk in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park on 24 August 2014. This individual is a male, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages.

Editor’s Note: I used a Canon 580EX II Speedlite mounted on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 superzoom digital camera — it works much better than the built-in pop-up flash! The external flash unit works in manual mode only, but hey, it works well when set properly. For more information, see Lessons Learned: How to use a superzoom camera to shoot insect photos.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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