A Flash of Blue

Wolf Read

Vancouver, Canada

Artist's Description

A California darner (Rhionaeschna californica) patrols the cattails and water lilies of a pond at the University of British Columbia. This is my first photo of a darner for the 2010 season, and what a joy to catch. They were beautiful to watch in flight—these little creatures are exquisite airborne acrobats.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/400 sec, f / 8, -2/3 EV, ISO 200
Hand-held

UBC Botanical Gardens and Centre for Plant Research, Vancouver, BC
14 May 2010

Featured in Dragonflies on 15 May 2010

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