Band-Winged Dragonlet

© Ken Slade

Band-Winged Dragonlet

Uploaded: July 28, 2007


This dragonfly is the female Band-winged Dragonlet photographed on 07/26/07.
The species name comes from the appearance of the male with dark bands on wings.

Aperture = f10.0
Shutter = 1/160s
ISO = 100
Focal Length = 210mm
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens


Dot K. July 28, 2007

Wonderful capture! detail and colors are great, and what a nice clean background. #701255

Anne Davis July 28, 2007

Lovely delicate wings captured against an elegant background! #4573395

Erin Appelbaum July 29, 2007

Awesome capture, Ken. Great clarity and detail. Peter #4573885

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 29, 2007

Fantastic capture, Ken. Love the colors and details. #4574033

Lynton Bolton July 29, 2007

Great capture Ken, nice comp and Pov, and as said a clean background. (when you can get it. lol.):} #4574467

William Moore July 29, 2007

superb bg to compliment this terrific shot #4574548

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 02, 2007

A beauty! Did you use a tripod? Great colors, details and DoF! #4591585

Ken Slade August 02, 2007

Thanks for the comments. Shelly, you asked if I used tripod on dragonfly shot...
I haven't tried a tripod yet on any of the photos I have posted, but my lens does have image stabilizer and that helps a lot. I have also recently learned that I can get a sharper and more crisp image and more details if I use aperture of f8.0 to f11.0 when possible. It also helps some if I don't use the full focal range of my lens. It is 300mm but seems to be sharper at about 200 - 260mm. #4591948

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