Subject: Female Spangled Skimmer
Location: Rockaway, NJ USA
Equipment: Nikon D3100 and Nikon 105mm Macro Lens
Enjoy this impressive beauty LARGE

Most female dragonflies are very bland in color compared to their male counterparts, but very few manage to be just as impressive looking nonetheless. The Spangled Skimmer is one of these spectacular and impressive beauties. The white stigmas on their wing tips make both male and female stand out among NJ dragonflies. This lovely lady was very cooperative and really made my day.


odonate, dragonfly, skimmer, spangled skimmer, insect

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 2 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you Ann. Sorry for the late response. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtabout 2 years ago

    Yup, such a beauty!! :O]

  • Thank you Tracy. Sorry I somehow missed your kind words a month ago. =)

    – William Brennan

  • davvi
    davviabout 2 years ago

    excellent work.

  • Thanks Davvi. Sorry I missed your nice comment. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    1 Image per 24hrs 2012/07/27

  • Thanks Magaret. Sorry for the late thanks. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature! I’m sorry for the late reply. =)

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  • CBoyle
    CBoylealmost 2 years ago

    Great shot William :)

  • Thanks a lot. Sorry I missed your comment originally. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago

    August 17th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
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  • Many thanks Mary. It’s always neat to be featured. =)

    – William Brennan

  • linmarie
  • Thanks linmarie. Sorry for the late reply. =)

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