The featured image and the one below are male Widow Skimmers. Images taken with a 300mm f/4 canon lens with a 1.4X Canon teleconverter.
Below are images of female Widow Skimmer dragonflies. Female Widow Skimmers do not have white on the wings and have a different body coloring.
Oh! That is the first dragonflie I have seen with B&W wings. Nice indeed!
Thanks Hans! It is interesting that males & females always have different coloring.
I haven’t seen the female before. Nice photos, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! They are fun photo subjects!
Beautiful photographs Reed.
Thanks so much Greta! They are some of my favorite dragonflies!
All nice looks, Reed.
Thanks Steve! I usually do not see the female Widow Skimmer!
Awesome shots, Reed! You are the dragonfly whisperer!! 😊
Thanks so much Donna! The more you photograph them, the more you change how you photograph them! And then try to change your technique to get better results next time. Plus it becomes a challenge to try different techniques!😊