Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Big Cypress Swamp

 
 
 
Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Big Cypress Swamp
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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – BIG CYPRESS WMA, FL

This is a photograph of a Blue Dasher Dragonfly that was captured at the Big Cypress Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Collier County, Florida off of I-75 (Alligator Alley). The camera used for this subject was a Nikon D80 with a Nikkor 60mm lens. The subject was photographed using a hi ISO.

The Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis)  grows to a approximate length of 1 1/3 inch. The thorax of the Blue Dasher is striped black and greenish yellow; its abdomen being a pale blue with black tip, female’s with 2 broken yellow lines. The face of the Blue Dasher dragonfly is creamy in color, and its wings are mostly clear.

The habitat of the Blue Dasher dragonfly is ponds, marshes, and sluggish streams.

Subject Photo exif Data

  • Aperture - ƒ/16
  • Credit - Alan S. Hochman
  • Camera - NIKON D80
  • Date Created - August 22, 2009, 6:23 pm
  • Focal length - 60mm
  • Iso - 1600
  • Shutter speed - 1/200
  • Title - Blue Dasher Dragonfly
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14 Comments

 
  1. Stephanie.K says:

    Fabulous photo

  2. Stephanie.K says:

    I’m very impressed with your photos.

  3. Winyan Staz Wakien (@WinyanStaz) says:

    RT @Photobug52: Blue Dasher Dragonfly http://hochmanphotography.com/2011/03/blue-dasher-dragonfly-big-cypress-swamp/

  4. Mario44 says:

    Impressive indeed Alan

  5. Alan S Hochman Photo (@Photobug52) (@Photobug52) says:

    Blue Dasher Dragonfly http://su.pr/8o0kyu

  6. Anna.Soriota says:

    I’m very impressed by your shots!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m totally jealous of your work!

  8. Dan Irizarry says:

    It’s a Blue Dasher (pachydiplax longipennis)

    (NOTE BY AUTHOR) Thank you Dan. This post has now been corrected due to your helpful assistance!

  9. RobertoS25 says:

    Fantastic photo!

  10. Ralph1299 says:

    Alan, you take great pictures

  11. JanetS41 says:

    Allan I want to go with you on a photo op

  12. Marion says:

    Beautiful photos

  13. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Thank you so much

 

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