Dragonfly – Florida Everglades Big Cypress

Dragonfly photo taken in the Big Cypress Swamp in the Florida Everglades 08/22/2009

Dragonfly - Nobles Road

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

Camera Make and Model NIKON D80

Photo taken on August 22, 2009, 6:23 pm

Focal Length 60mm

Shutter Speed 1/200

Aperture @ƒ/16

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10 thoughts on “Dragonfly – Florida Everglades Big Cypress

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

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

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