In a previous post I showed male Eastern Amberwing dragonflies in our gardens. On this post I am showing Female Eastern Amberwing dragonflies. The female Eastern Amberwing dragonflies have dark rusty-brown wing patches. The males do not have these dark wing patches. All Images here were taken with a Canon 300mm f/4 lens with a 2x Canon Teleconverter on a Canon 1DmkIII.
Lately we have quite a few Eastern Amberwing Dragonflies in our yard. It is fun to watch them flying around in our gardens. For this post I am showing a series of Eastern Amberwing males. All images were taken with a Canon 300mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on a Canon 7D.
On our visit to the Blackwater Natiional Wildlife Refuge I was concentrating on photographing Landscapes, Birds & Dragonflies. It is taking a while to go through all the Raw files so I will be posting a few each day from those categories. This post is showing images of Needhams Skimmer Female Dragonflies.
Many times when I am out walking in a Wildlife Refuge to photograph birds I either cannot get close because they are high up in the trees or there are other things in the way to get close. Or they are flying some what in the distance. So if you are shooting “RAW” camera files such as Canon CR3 Raw files you can use “Enhance” in Photoshop to nicely uprez your images for severe cropping. Or if you want to really Print Large images. Works well for both applications. It also helps to run a noise reducing software after uprezzing. I had made my own Photoshop actions to uprez images but using “Enhance” in Photoshop is easier to use. The Featured Image is severely cropped from my “Enhanced” File. Sometimes I also use Nik Define software to remove some “noise” in the image if I am using a high ISO.
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.