put on your faces – common green darner

Close-up of a female common green darner (a.k.a. green darner or dragon fly; Anax junius) seen from above (2009_10_03_030439)

Common green darner (a.k.a. green darner or dragon fly; Anax junius); female

Close-up of a male common green darner (a.k.a. green darner or dragon fly; Anax junius) seen from the side (2009_10_03_030313)

Common green darner (a.k.a. green darner or dragon fly; Anax junius); male

7 thoughts on “put on your faces – common green darner”

    1. Hey, Ted. I’d be happy to tell you the setup/technique for these images.

      Surprisingly, no flash was involved. They’re both natural light using a 400mm telephoto lens on a mostly cloudy day. I shot hand-held and used negative exposure bias to cut back on the diffuse sunlight coming through the clouds. I was kneeling about two meters/yards from the darners. Both are f/8, ISO 320 on the first and ISO 200 on the second, exposure 1/395 on the first and 1/720 on the second.

      I’m a big fan of natural light and avoid flash like the plague.

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