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.
Robber fly. The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.
A more up close and personal view of the same robber fly.
A meadowhawk (dragonfly) in a patch of western ragweed. This is migration season, and there were several of these nearby.
A second look at the same dragonfly.
Nothing like some dew and nice light to make me look like a great photographer!
I wonder what it must feel (and look) like to have dew on your eyeballs…
Wonderful! I really enjoy reading your posts. Thank you!
Love your close-ups… and all of your pictures. What size lens do you use for the close-ups?
You are a great photographer!! Which one of the Sand Hills pictures ended up being the most popular? Ed
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very nice indeed.
do you use a tripod????