Dragonfly On Dew Covered Leaf

When I first arrive at a place to photograph wildlife I usually concentrate on the larger animals. When these animals are no longer active, I will photograph insects or spiders or whatever is active.

Dragonfly On Dew Covered Leaf
Dragonfly On Dew Covered Leaf

This means that the locations I frequent will always have something for me to photograph. This Dragonfly is a good example. This day I made several trips around the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge auto tour road in Oklahoma. It was a slow morning and I wasn’t seeing much. I did notice lots of Dragonflies so I looked for one to photograph. I thought this one on a dew covered leaf would make a great photo to share. If the Dragonfly had been covered in dew, that would have been an awesome photo. I did look for one but couldn’t find one covered in dew.

I am not sure what type of Dragonfly this is in my photo above and would appreciate any help with the id. You can leave a comment below or contact me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevecreek

Here is a male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly I photographed while hiking near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas: Male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly

How I Got The Shot – Dragonfly On Dew Covered Leaf

I was walking one of the refuge service roads and I saw several Dragonflies near the road. I looked for one that was in a good area with good light. I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.

I used Luminar 3 to process this photo. If you click on the Luminar 3 link and buy something, I will get a commission.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button Focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 2000
  • Shutter Speed – 1/800
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm