To keep cool, dragonflies point their abdomens directly towards the sun to decrease the amount of surface area for the sun to hit. This is call OBELISKING. This little female blue dasher was putting on quite a show and let me take several photos.I took this near the shore of Lake Telemark in Rockaway, NJ USA. I used the Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 105mm 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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  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    I didn’t know that!!!! COOL!!!!! :o)

  • You learn something new every day right? Thanks lorilee! =)

    – William Brennan

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot, and great info!

  • Thanks Veronica. I like to know what I’m photographing and I enjoy sharing what I find out. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeabout 2 years ago

    too cool, looks like it is doing acrobat tricks for you:)

  • I gave her a 10. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work William

  • Thanks Larry. =)

    – William Brennan

  • davvi
    davviabout 2 years ago

    well done.William

  • Thanks very much davvi. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    2012/06/25 1 Image per 24hrs

  • Evita
  • Thanks so much for the feature Evita. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    This marvelous work has just been selected and featured in the “Top Shelf Wildlife” group!
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  • Briar Richard
    Briar Richardabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, Bill!

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