Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Big Cypress Swamp

"Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area"

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

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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14 thoughts on “Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Big Cypress Swamp

  1. It’s a Blue Dasher (pachydiplax longipennis)

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

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