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.