Dot-tailed Whiteface dragonflies are the most common whiteface in New Jersey. They are usually found around vegetated ponds and lakes, even sluggish backwaters and bogs. On hot, sunny days, Dot-tailed Whitefaces can be found basking in clearings on the ground or on twigs. I found this little lady along the shore of Lake Telemark in Rockaway, NJ. I used a Nikon D3100 and a Nikon 85mm macro lens.


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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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  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 3 years ago

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 3 years ago

    Excellent shot William. Great job. BB

  • Thank you Brenda! :)

    – William Brennan

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro image!!!

  • Thanks Rusty! I love my lens. :)

    – William Brennan

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Very nice close-up of this beautiful dragonfly. They are so cool. A fave. -Judy

  • Thanks so much! They are amazing aren’t they? I never tire of capturing them. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

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

    7 June 2011 – 1 image per day

    Great macro shot!

  • Thanks Konstantinos! :)

    – William Brennan

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchabout 3 years ago

    tunning macro shot!!!

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchabout 3 years ago

    Stunning macro shot got it right this time!!

  • LOL! Thanks Russell! :)

    – William Brennan

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 3 years ago

  • AWESOME!! Thanks so much John. :)

    – William Brennan

  • Briar Richard
    Briar Richardabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, David!

    Can’t say that I’ve ever seen one of these in south Louisiana.

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