Spangled Skimmer. by William Brennan

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This is the cover shot of my Dynamite Dragonflies: The Threequel calendar! Enjoy!
The mature male Spangled skimmers are uniformly blue. The top and sides of the thorax, and the top and sides of the abdomen, are all blue. The only accent colors are provided by the eyes, face, and stigmas. The eyes are dark green to black, the face black, and the stigmas half-white, half-black. Females are yellow and brown. The dorsal surface of the abdomen is yellow, with a broad brown stripe. The dorsal surface of the thorax is brown with a yellow or white stripe. The lateral surfaces of the thorax are light yellow in color, with a broad brown diagonal stripe. Females have brown wing tips. I took this in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ with a Nikon D3100 and a Nikon 85mm macro lens.


dragonfly, insect, outdoors, wildlife, nature

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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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Very nice detailed colors in this capture Bill

  • Thank you Larry! :)

    – William Brennan

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 3 years ago

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...about 3 years ago

    This is fantastic! I love the dof here, beautiful details and colors! Amazing capture!

  • Thanks Dave and Trena! I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettabout 3 years ago

    Great Macro!!

  • Thanks Jonathan! :)

    – William Brennan

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamabout 3 years ago

    Nice macro portrait, well done

  • Thanks Robert! She was a very cooperative subject. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    2 June 2011 – 1 image per day

    Great macro shot!

  • Thanks Konstantinos. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Terrie! :)

    – William Brennan

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work

  • Thanks Andrea. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro shot William, Russell

  • Thank you Russell. :)

    – William Brennan

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