Dragonfly in Flight by William C. Gladish


Small (20.6" x 16.4")

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Blue dragonfly in flight with green background, products are created using a razor sharp image and large file size.

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Canon DSLR camera, Canon 500mm Lens, Tripod with Ballhead Mount. For discussion of shutter speed, f-stop, available light, and my technique, please visit my profile page…thank you :-)

Location: A swampy area in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

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I started out as an artist, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to observe the Earth and humanity’s impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. It allowed me to experience different cultures and to see the world through many lenses.

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  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 6 years ago

    Wow..now this is amazing, these guys are hard to shoot sometimes and you caught this one in flight..amazing..

  • Hello Kim,
    Thank you for the kind words…you’re absolutely right…it took all day, hundreds and hundreds of images, and some luck to get this one :-)

    – William C. Gladish

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    William C. Gla...almost 6 years ago

    Hello NinaMarie,
    Thank you for adding this image to your favorites :-)

  • William C. Gladish
    William C. Gla...almost 6 years ago

    Hello MtnMan,
    Thank you for adding this image to your favorites.

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 5 years ago

    Wow,…not an easy feat, but you certainly did a great job here! : )

  • Thank you Sandy :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • DKart
    DKartover 5 years ago

    Wow!!! Amazing!!
    I am obsessed with dragonflies but cant NOT photograph them.. they are too quick for me.. even when they hover, as soon as I take the shot they’ve gone! lol!! Please tell me what is the secret to taking a great dragonfly photograph if you don’t mind me asking?

  • Hello DKart,
    Thank you for the very kind words and welcome to RB, I’ve only been here a few months myself, but it’s lots of fun. As for photographing dragonflies, it takes a very fast focusing camera and a LOT of time. However, you could improve your chances with flash equipment for a macro lens or use a telephoto lens (for example, this image was accomplished with a 500mm lens). Hope this helps :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • P.S. and thanks for adding this image to your favorites :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • DKart
    DKartover 5 years ago

    You are welcome with adding to my favs :) I love it!
    Thank you so much for the tips to photograph such a beautiful creature. I’ll gather up all my gear and see what I come up with…. now where to find a dragonfly? lol!

  • Hope you find some dragonflies soon :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! You got a TOP TEN in the Dragonflies & Damselflies Challenge

    2nd PLACE

  • Thank you Vanessa :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Paul Kavsak
    Paul Kavsakover 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Hello Paul,
    Thank you for the kind words :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • William C. Gladish
    William C. Gla...over 5 years ago

    thank you bezay for adding this image to your favorites :-)

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