Eastern Amberwing dragonfly

26 06 2017

Going through my dragonfly photo archives and came across this “high key” photo of an Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) perched on a waterlily bud. Amberwings are one of the smaller dragonflies. The depth of field is shallow on its wings, but I like this shot because the body and head is still sharp. The high key/bright sunlight works in this photo, too. Normally I try to shoot on overcast days or use a diffuser—but you can’t really use a diffuser on moving subjects! This was shot at Green Spring Gardens a couple of years ago.

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WEB Amberwing 1





Female Blue Dasher dragonfly

26 06 2017

Female Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) on Sacred Lotus leaf

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WEB Female Blue Dasher

 





Blue Dasher dragonfly

26 06 2017

Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) on water lily bud

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WEB Blue Dasher 2





Japanese iris (unknown cultivar)

21 05 2017

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WEB Water Iris 1





Japanese Water iris (Iris ensata ‘Pin Stripe’)

21 05 2017

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WEB Water Iris Striped





Pitcher plants

21 05 2017

Pitcher plants (the white ones are Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Titan’ and I believe the red ones are Sarracenia rubra or sweet pitcher plant)

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WEB Pitcher Plants 1





Violas

18 05 2017

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Bicolor Violas web

Violas closeup 1 web