The Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area on Fort Myers Beach is a haven to wildlife of all kinds, but most of the time it's the birds that are the attraction. Dragonflies are beautiful insects, difficult to photograph, but when sunlight lights the wings from behind it's well worth it.
Canon 400mm f2.8 lens with 2x teleconverter.
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worldcitizen (5609) 2013-10-10 16:32
This view is magical. With the position of the dragonfly's body, it reminds me of a small fairy, such as Tinkerbell. If it were wearing a small costume, we might almost mistake it for a pixie of some sort. :-) Lovely lighting, sharpness, and green background, too.
grebe1 (300) 2013-10-10 17:53
Wonderful capture. The background really does a great job of bringing forward the subject.
Keep on clicking.
kabel (1251) 2013-10-10 19:47
hello, spectacular nature image. Good border to frame the dragon fly with. Perfect....
jadesgran (3939) 2013-10-10 21:53
I know how difficult these dragonflies are to capture, but you have managed it wonderfully.
With the lighting of the sun through the wings ,this is a wonderful picture.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4510)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 4 GB
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-10 15:44