Last of the Slaty Skimmers for this year

Another Dragonfly season is pretty much over now so I will have to find other interesting subjects to photograph. Here are some Slaty Skimmer Dragonfly images from my last visit to Davidsons Mill Pond Park before they were gone.

4 Image Focus Stack, 300mm, f/6.3, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D
Slaty Skimmer, 300mm, f/11, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D
Slaty Skimmer, 300mm, f/11, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D
4 Image Focus Stack, 300mm, f/16, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D

10 Comments on “Last of the Slaty Skimmers for this year

  1. Beautiful shots of the Slaty Skimmers, Reed. I am not ready to close the dragonfly season yet. With a little luck I will continue to see Autumn Meadowhawks and Blue-faced Meadowhawks for another month or two. However, I must admin that the dragonfly population seems to be decreasing–I have not seen as many as I did a month ago during my most recent photographic forays.

    • Thanks Mike! Here in NJ, I have not seen any dragonflies at the local parks we tend to take walks in. Even at my condo we usually have them in the yards. But they seemed to disappear early this year. But praying mantises were really abundant! One park in particular usually had some late in the season, but this year I have not seen any there. I guess I have to switch back to birds now.

      • I haven’t shot in three weeks either, just too busy, except for the grandboys. I really REALLY got some great photos of them one afternoon, and just ordered photos to put on our motorhome for travel, including some canvas ones. šŸ™‚ They’re due to arrive this week, I’m excited!

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