I was photographing dragonflies at a local park when I noticed this female Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly off to the side. I quickly switched from the usual dragonfly subjects and got a few images of this one before it flew off. I was using a 400mm lens with an extension tube to be able to focus closer for Dragonflies. All images were taken @ f/11 giving a little more depth of field yet still have smoother cleaner backgrounds.
Wonderful images, Reed. I really like the way that you are able to get so much amazing detail, while also getting clean backgrounds. Although you get much less of the dragonfly in focus, my personal favorite is the middle one, the head-on shot.
Thanks so much Mike! I try different shooting “styles, techniques & effects” off and on. I guess it depends on my “mood” at the time. Never too old to try different ways to capture my subjects. After doing commercial work for over 50 years I enjoy shooting my personal images in a variety of ways & techniques.
Incredible detail on the close up! William
Thanks William! They are interesting subjects to photograph closeup!
She’s got her eyes on you 😊. Wonderful photos!
Thanks Belinda! They are fun to photograph!