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

  • Aperture - ƒ/8
  • Credit - Alan S. Hochman
  • Camera - NIKON D80
  • Date Created - July 11, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • Focal length - 60mm
  • Iso - 320
  • Shutter speed - 1/125
  • Title - Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly
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5 Comments

 
  1. Marta112 says:

    Love your subject matter

  2. Sammy52 says:

    I’m very impressed with your photos.

  3. Sandra says:

    So pretty and good composure.

  4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker says:

    I love dragon flies and this is a real beauty.

  5. Alan S. Hochman says:

    Charlie, this is one of my favorites.

 

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