Subject: Male Blue Widow Skimmer
Location: Lake Telemark, NJ, USA
Equipment: Nikon D3200 / Nikon 105mm Macro Lens
Settings: Aperture: F/16 ~ Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec ~ ISO-800

Dragonflies have excellent eyesight. Their compound eyes have up to 30,000 facets, each of which is a separate light-sensing organ or ommatidium, arranged to give nearly a 360° field of vision. Widow skimmers are one of the most beautiful and impressive dragonflies that you will ever come across. This stunning male landed right in front of me and posed for a bit. They aren’t usually so cooperative.

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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture, William!

  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenaganover 1 year ago

    Magic capture William – a well balanced shot – regards

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Stunning capture, William!

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture, William!

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    21 June 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

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    GemmaWisemanover 1 year ago

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    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Congratulations – 11th August, 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

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