I am still going through images from our trip to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge Maryland. I had posted some of the bird images I had taken but I wanted to switch and post some Dragonfly images from the trip. All images were taken with a Canon 300mm lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 7D. The Featured Image is a Female Eastern Pondhawk.
Nice set, Reed! The amber background offers a nice contrast.
Thanks so much Eliza! It is fun to photograph dragonflies! Plus it is fun to find the different types and Male & Female Dragonflies of the same type!
Great flight shot Reed. I usually go for a slightly faster shutter speed but yours is spot on!
Thanks so much! I was just guessing on shutter speed! I wanted some motion in the wing movement otherwise it would look like it was suspended in air! Thanks again!
These are such beautiful little beasts. We probably like to capture wings frozen in time but I like the motion you captured in that second image.
Yes, they are great photo subjects! Plus there are so many types to photograph & the different coloring of the males & females! I like blurred wing movements in photos when they are flying otherwise it would look like it was suspended in air and should fall to the ground. Sometimes my guess works and sometimes it does not! Sort of the same when I am photographing propeller aircraft and use a too fast shutter speed and the propeller looks like it is somewhat stopped and should fall out of the sky! Thanks again!
Wow, the in-flight shot is amazing, love those wings in whirl!!! 🤗
Thanks Donna! It is fun to try to photograph them flying!