A series of Great Blue Skimmer Dragonfly images taken with a Canon 300mm lens on a Canon R. Most images shot with a 1.4x Teleconverter @ f/5.6 or f/6.3 to get smoother looking backgrounds. On the image of the Male Great Blue Skimmer I wanted more detail on all the wing damage so I stopped down to f/16 and used a 2X Teleconverter.
Beautiful captures, Reed, that male does look a bit worse for wear!
Thanks Eliza! And yes the male looks like it had a rough life!
Wow, top shots of this beauty.
Thanks so much! They are fun photo subjects!
Stunning shots, Reed, nice work!!
Thanks so much Donna! It was fun to photograph a dragonfly that I have not seen in my area!
Makes the challenge adrenaline pumping! 😉
Great shots, Reed. A species I’ve never seen…until now.
Thanks Steve! I never saw a female Great Blue Skimmer until this one either!
Awesome close-up Reed! The designs of these insects are amazing.
Thanks so much Denise! They are fun photo subjects!