Female Widow Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa).
I have always enjoyed watching Dragonflies ~ their colors ~ the patterns on their wings ~ and more. But I have to admit that once I started photographing Dragonflies ~ it has given me a whole new level of appreciation of their amazing construction…
insect dragonfly widow skimmer libellula luctuosa
Lovely dof, exposure and lighting for this lovely capture of a Widow Skimmer Dragonfly! The background nicely compliments the shades of the dragonfly. : )
Thanks Michael and Sandy, this was one of those very nice surprises you get as a photographer as I’m sure you know. I saw this dragonfly in my yard one day while I was looking for butterflies and birds to photograph. At the time I thought ~ Oh what the heck I’ll just snap one or two quick shots and move on. When I downloaded to my PC later and actually looked at the shot ~ and especially at the wonderful details that dragonflies have in their wings ~ I was just blown away. Needless to say ~ I am now happy to take photos of any dragonflies that decide to come my way…
Fantastic image, Bron!
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