A red skimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) perched on a reed at the edge of a pond. At one point while I was shooting, he turned his head toward me and seemed to be smiling for the camera. Note the effect of sunlight shining through his wings and projecting a lacy pattern on the reed. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, f/7.1, 1/250 sec., ISO 100, morning sun, handheld)
Top 10 in “Dragonflies" challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (June 2014)
Featured in Tiny Creatures in Macro (2 November 2013)
Featured in Love These Creatures (26 September 2013)
Featured in Best of RedBubble (10 January 2012)
Featured in Peace, Love & Tranquility (8 January 2012)
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