Photo of the Week – September 24, 2015

I showed up a little early for a meeting at our Platte River Prairies field headquarters this week.  While waiting for the others to arrive, I took advantage of morning sunlight filtering through the fog to photograph a few insects stuck in the dew.  I found a few big robber flies and dragonflies that were so cool and wet that I was able to stick my lens as close to them as I liked.  Here are four photos, two each of a robber fly and dragonfly.

Robberfly. TNC Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.
Robber fly. The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.
Robberfly. TNC Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.
A more up close and personal view of the same robber fly.
Dragonfly and dew. TNC Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.
A meadowhawk (dragonfly) in a patch of western ragweed.  This is migration season, and there were several of these nearby.
Dragonfly and dew. TNC Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.
A second look at the same dragonfly.

Nothing like some dew and nice light to make me look like a great photographer!

6 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – September 24, 2015

  1. Peter Dunwiddie September 24, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    I wonder what it must feel (and look) like to have dew on your eyeballs…

  2. Betty September 25, 2015 / 5:38 am

    Beautiful photos!

  3. Lisa Woerly September 25, 2015 / 8:41 am

    Wonderful! I really enjoy reading your posts. Thank you!

  4. Gisela Fisher September 25, 2015 / 10:10 am

    Love your close-ups… and all of your pictures. What size lens do you use for the close-ups?

  5. Ed May September 25, 2015 / 10:28 am

    You are a great photographer!! Which one of the Sand Hills pictures ended up being the most popular? Ed

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. mark nupen September 25, 2015 / 11:56 am

    very nice indeed.

    do you use a tripod????

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