I spent some more time with the Blue Dashers (Pachydiplax longipennis) at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center this afternoon. This time, I stuck an extra 12mm of extension on my setup and tried to get as close as possible to the dragonflies. This definitely made a difference though my maximum magnification was limited by the fact that this guy was perching about 3 feet away over the pond and I couldn’t get closer without getting wet.
To be perfectly honest, I’ve cheated with this image since it’s a pretty extreme crop. I guess that’s OK for the blog, though, since I only show 700 pixel images here (note that this one isn’t for sale as a print).
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