Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Big Cypress Swamp

"Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area"

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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.

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    14 Thoughts to “Blue Dasher Dragonfly at Big Cypress Swamp”

    1. Stephanie.K

      Fabulous photo

    2. Stephanie.K

      I’m very impressed with your photos.

    3. Winyan Staz Wakien (@WinyanStaz)

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

    4. Mario44

      Impressive indeed Alan

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

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

    6. Anna.Soriota

      I’m very impressed by your shots!

    7. Anonymous

      I’m totally jealous of your work!

    8. Dan Irizarry

      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

      Fantastic photo!

    10. Ralph1299

      Alan, you take great pictures

    11. JanetS41

      Allan I want to go with you on a photo op

    12. Marion

      Beautiful photos

    13. Alan S. Hochman

      Thank you so much

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