An Exoskeleton Of A Dragonfly Nymph

By | May 11, 2021

The dragonfly emerges after the nymph crawls out of the water and attaches itself to a nearby plant.

Dragonfly Exoskeleton
Dragonfly Exoskeleton

How I Got The Shot: Exoskeleton Of A Dragonfly Nymph

I was parked on the side of the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma photographing a Barred Owl. This exoskeleton was near the road, so I got out of my pick-up to get this photo while hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: May 1, 2021 (09:35 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/900 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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