Dragonfly – Florida Everglades Big Cypress

 
 
 
Dragonfly – Florida Everglades Big Cypress

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – BIG CYPRESS WMA, FL

 

 

 Nature photograph of dragonfly was taken in the Florida Everglades in a place known as the Big Cypress Swamp on 08/22/2009. I was hiking a trail running parallel to a canal during the summer rainy season with the sun over my shoulder. I used a Nikon D80 with no flash, and took the photograph from a distance of about 6 inches from the insect.  The Florida Everglades  offers a unique destination for insect  nature photography. 

 

 Insect trivia:

Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest.  Even though dragonflies (Odonata) possess 6 legs as any other insect, they are not capable of walking.

Subject Photo exif Data

  • Aperture - ƒ/16
  • Camera - NIKON D80
  • Date Created - August 22, 2009, 6:23 pm
  • Focal length - 60mm
  • Iso - 1600
  • Shutter speed - 1/200
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10 Comments

 
  1. Joyce.Epel says:

    Really excellent photography

  2. Janice.Wolf says:

    Very nice Alan

  3. Alan S. Hochman says:

    If anyone knows what kind of dragonfly this is, please leave a comment and inform me.

  4. Bob.G says:

    Simply amazing photography

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, awesome pix

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nature is beautiful!

  7. Alex says:

    Again, really amazing how you managed to capture the details so well. Dragonflys have always been one of my favorite insects.

  8. Donna Frasca says:

    Great shot! My favorite pics is of a dragonfly with a blue face – fascinating creature.

  9. Margie says:

    Fab photos. Glad I found this site.

  10. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you so much Margie.

 

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