From July 2009

Argia Tibialis

July 18th 2009, I discovered and began photographing this male Blue-tipped Dancer at the US National White Water Center in Charlotte North Carolina. I was originally tracking down a sleeping Luna Moth during the afternoon, but came upon this guy (and his buddies) in the swamp. He was quite patient with me as I had set up a space around the spot he liked and (as is with the other damselflies and dragonflies I’ve shot) they tend to land in the same spots repeatedly. He is very small, maybe 1.5 inches in length. I was able to pick up his natural color, so no enhancement to his color was done after the shot.