Gaze of the Blue Dasher

Wolf Read

Vancouver, Canada

Artist's Description

“Should I use four legs or six?” A Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) rests on a springy perch. Many dragonflies, when settled on their landing, tend to hold their forelegs against their throax, and hold on to their purchase with the remaining four legs. In this photo, the two forelegs appear like dark club antennae to either side of the head.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/640 sec, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 640
Hand-held

Botanical Gardens, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
07 Jul 2010

Artwork Comments

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
  • Wolf Read
  • Russell Couch
  • Wolf Read
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