Dragonfly at Big Cypress National Preserve

 
 
 
Dragonfly at Big Cypress National Preserve

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – BIG CYPRESS WMA, FL

  • This photograph of a dragonfly was taken at the Big Cypress National Preserve on I-75 (Alligator Alley) off MM 62. The subject was shot with a Nikon D90 attached to a Nikkor 60mm lens and a polarizing filter on a bright day.

 

  • As I don’t know what the name is for this insect, if anyone does, please leave a comment and inform me.

Subject Photo exif Data

  • Aperture - ƒ/5.6
  • Camera - NIKON D90
  • Date Created - November 8, 2009, 5:54 am
  • Focal length - 60mm
  • Iso - 560
  • Shutter speed - 1/200
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12 Comments

 
  1. Ray.Ackerman says:

    Fabulous photo

  2. Alan S. Hochman says:

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

  3. NikkiG says:

    Awesome pic

  4. Dan Irizarry says:

    This is a female Roseate Skimmer (Libellula ferruginea)

  5. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Dan, Thank you so much for the identification as a Roseate Skimmer dragonfly. How do you ID it as female?

  6. Ralph1299 says:

    Outstanding!

  7. Rita.Waller says:

    Are you only into birds and bugs?

  8. Stephen.Gold says:

    Great dragonfly closeup Alan

  9. Shaun says:

    Amazing image – humanity ignores the beauty around us freely given and insted concentrates on killin each other! Keep the beautiful images going Alan.

  10. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you very much Shaun!

  11. Beautiful so beautiful and fragile,, this may be the Wandering glider (Pantala flavescens) common across the USA and southeastern Canada…thank you for your amazing work!

  12. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you Eila.
    And this dragonfly may very well be a Wandering Glider! 🙂

 

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