An Eight-spotted Skimmer (Libellula forensis) finds the delicate tip of a dried-out cattail leaf a useful perch. With each wind gust, the dragonfly waved about like a kite attached to a thick string. Soon, the creature moved on to a more sturdy resting spot.
Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/500 sec, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 250
Botanical Gardens, University of British Columbia
07 Jul 2010