It’s been a while since I shared a Dragonfly shot in this series, so here’s one from last summer. The reason this shot of a Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) stands out for me is that I was able to get a lovely smooth blue background by lining things up so that the entire background was filled with the reflection of a clear blue sky in the Canal I was shooting along (the Royal Canal).

Four-spotted Chaser
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  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 55-200mm
  • Exposure: 1/500 sec
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Exposure Bias: -1.0ev