Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly

"Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly"

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – BIG CYPRESS WMA, FL

Photographed is a Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly that was captured digitally at the Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area off of Alligator Alley (I-75) in Collier County, Florida. The gear used in this photograph of a Golden-winged Skimmer dragonfly was a Nikon D80 camera body attached to a Nikkor 60mm 2.8 lens and macro light ring.

The Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula auripennis) grows to a length of approximately 2 inches. The male is bright orange in color, its abdomen has a black stripe above. The female and immature Golden-winged Skimmer dragonfly are pale orange, its thorax sides have a yellow stripe and yellow abdomen. The wings of the Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly are transparent but in the male, they have orange veins. The habitat of this fragonfly is grassy ponds and lakes. The range of the Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly in Florida is generally South to Lake Okeechobee.

Subject Photo exif Data

Camera Make and Model NIKON D80

Photo taken on July 11, 2009, 7:28 pm

Focal Length 60mm

Shutter Speed 1/125

Aperture @ƒ/8

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