Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly In Yard

It was very hot outside to go to a park, so I was looking for subjects in our gardens. There were a few Eastern Amberwing Dragonflies but they seemed very wary of my camera. Finally, after a while, they seemed to tolerate my presence so I was able to get some interesting shots. They are some of the smallest dragonflies, only a little under an inch long. So you have to get pretty close to get detailed images.

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Eastern Amberwing, f/8, 1250 ISO, 300mm f4 lens, 1.4X teleconverter, Canon 7D

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Eastern Amberwing, f/8, 1250 ISO, 300mm f4 lens, 1.4X teleconverter, Canon 7D

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Eastern Amberwing, Obelisk Position, f/16, 1250 ISO, 300mm w/ 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D

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Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly, 4 Image focus stack for wingtips, 1250 ISO, handheld, 300mm with 1.4x teleconverter, Canon 7D

10 Comments on “Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly In Yard

    • Thanks Eliza! That position is called Obelisk. A pose they use to prevent overheating on sunny days. They are fun to watch! But harder to photograph since they are so small! Plus usually very skiddish if you get close.

  1. Beautiful shots, Reed. I just took my first shot of an Eastern Amberwing couple weeks ago here in Indiana. Not fabulous like yours but my first! 🙂

    • You have to watch out!😊 It becomes addictive to photograph dragonflies! But they do have wings so it sort of goes along with photographing birds! Just a lot smaller!

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