Odonart© Portfolio

I like to think of myself as an “odonartist©,” always on the lookout for somewhat elusive “arty” shots of odonates (dragonflies and damselflies).

The photographs in my “Odonart©” portfolio are shown in reverse chronological order. All photos are available for print and licensing.


18 AUG 2020 | 12:02:18 PM | JMAWR | Swift Setwing (male)

18 AUG 2020 | 12:03:10 PM | JMAWR | Swift Setwing (male)

12 JUN 2018 | Fairfax County, VA | Sable Clubtail (male)

06 JUN 2018 | Northern Virginia | Gray Petaltail (male)

A Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

10 JUL 2015 | Huntley Meadows Park | Blue Dasher (male)

Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in wheel)

28 SEP 2014 | HMP | Autumn Meadowhawk (mating pair, in wheel)

Slaty Skimmer dragonfly (mature male)

10 SEP 2014 | HMP | Slaty Skimmer (mature male)

Slaty Skimmer dragonfly (mature male)

10 AUG 2014 | HMP | Slaty Skimmer (mature male)

Larvae (Nymphs)/Exuviae

08 OCT 2021 | Comet Darner (Anax longipes) | exuvia (lateral)

13 MAR 2020 | Northern VA | Anisopteraexuvia (face-head-dorsal)

31 JAN 2020 | Richmond, VA | Tramea sp. | exuvia (dorsallateral)

29 JAN 2020 | Richmond, VA | Tramea sp. | exuvia (face-head-dorsal)

24 JAN 2020 | Richmond, VA | Carolina Saddlebags | exuvia (face)

02 JAN 2020 | Richmond, VA | Dragonhunter | exuvia (dorsal)

16 FEB 2019 | “Generic Emeraldlarva | face-head

31 JAN 2019 | Cordulegaster sp. larva | face-head

Copyright © 2020 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

10 Responses to “Odonart© Portfolio”

  1. Dance of the Dragonfly | Laura Lecce's art and photography Says:

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  2. Odonart | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

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  4. Blue Corporal dragonflies (males) | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

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    […] The dragonfly was backlighted by the Sun. These photographs would have been impossible without the use of fill flash. Both photos are strong contenders for my Odonart Portfolio. […]

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    […] The last photo is a contender for my Odonart Portfolio. […]

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