Photo tip: Move closer to the subject.

A simple tip for shooting better wildlife photographs: Move closer to the subject. In this case, so close that the entire subject did not fit within the photo frame — better to show the extraordinary beauty of this species of dragonfly!

The following photos show two adult female Swamp Darner dragonflies (Epiaeschna heros) laying eggs (ovipostion) in a muddy drainage ditch located near a vernal pool at Huntley Meadows Park (HMP).

Swamp Darner dragonfly (female, oviposition)

02 JUN 2014 | HMP | Swamp Darner (female)

The next photo is my favorite in this set. Wow, look at those eyes!

Swamp Darner dragonfly (female, oviposition)

25 MAY 2014 | HMP | Swamp Darner (female)

Swamp Darner dragonfly (female, oviposition)

25 MAY 2014 | HMP | Swamp Darner (female)

Swamp Darner dragonfly (female, oviposition)

25 MAY 2014 | HMP | Swamp Darner (female)

Swamp Darner dragonfly (female, oviposition)

25 MAY 2014 | HMP | Swamp Darner (female)

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One Response to “Photo tip: Move closer to the subject.”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Wonderful shots, Walter. I never get tired of seeing images of the amazingly-colored Swamp Darner.

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