Sunday, July 5, 2009

365 Theme 335: Transparent

This young lady, a juvenile female slaty skimmer, was a very cooperative model. Most dragonflies are very skittish, flying away at the least movement of camera or photographer. But this one allowed me to move right in and get a number of shots.

8 comments:

Debra said...

Wow, great shot, she's beautiful, the wing detail is great!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous lady! Such finery. This is the first shot I've seen of one so still. She is showing it all off. Great shot! Good colors too.

Mike said...

Superb photo of a dragonfly. You were lucky to get one to stay put long enough to get a few shots. I'm curious though, how do you know this is a female?

MevetS said...

@ Mike. This one was very docile. I was actually able to touch it, and did so to make sure it was alive. As to how I know it was a female, I found out via this site:

http://www.njodes.com/

Which has a photo guide to the dragonflies and damselflies found in NJ. I confirmed it with a field guide I own, "Dragonflies through Binoculars" by Sidney W. Dunkle.

@ Everyone. Thanks.

Danudin said...

Unbelievable clarity on those gossamer wings, Boy am I jealous! Great Capture.

Chesney said...

What a spectacular shot, I love every detail in this beauty!

LauraHinNJ said...

i wonder if it was fresh? maybe that's why it was so docile? it looks very shimmery like a newborn... i forget what they call that in dragonflies...

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic, whatever the reason it was so still it certainly made for a stunner of a shot.