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An immature Dot-Tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta) clings to a blade of grass during a cool late-spring day. After a morning rain, a dampness hung in the air, and the chilly temperatures were not very conducive to dragonfly flight. Nevertheless, many nymphs had climbed stems of grass, and dragonflies emerged from their discarded shells with abundance, stretching their gossamer wings for the first time. Like flags, the large insects clung to blades of grass all around the marsh.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM Macro
1/400 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 800

Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam, BC
11 Jun 2010

I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • Jon Lees
    Jon Leesover 4 years ago

    Nice wing vein detail!

  • Thank you much, Jon.

    – Wolf Read

  • eaglewatcher4
    eaglewatcher4over 4 years ago

    Stunning shot — amazing details.

  • Thank you much, eaglewatcher4.

    – Wolf Read

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    A lovely capture!!!!

  • Thank you much, lorilee.

    – Wolf Read

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 4 years ago

    another beauty…. bravo…

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