Thursday, 15 September 2011

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)

First of all, if I have the identification wrong on this specimen please do put me right. I am still trying to get to grips with the myriad similarities and differences. I was drawn to two aspects of this shot – the almost patriotic red cross colouring on the dragonfly's abdomen and the gorgeous detailing in its lacy wings. It was a lucky spot – as the September temperatures start to drop here in Norfolk there are fewer and fewer around.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/2,000th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 640

1 comment:

  1. I like all the 'mechanics' at the back of the head too.