Painted Skimmer

I went dragonfly hunting yesterday on my eBike. First to Roger’s Pond Park beside the Mousam River, then down along the Bridle Path past the little pans in the Mousam marsh on either side of Rt. 9. Roger’s Pond was still quiet. There was one Green Darner patrolling and a few others that I only caught a glimpse of, but there were both Painted and Four-spotted Skimmers at the pans, as well as a few early Seaside Dragonlets. The Painted Skimmer is a striking dragon. In flight is so orange, and then when it lands you see why. And, unlike Green Darners this time of year, the skimmers do perch for a photo. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode, with program shift for greater depth of field. 1/160th @ f8 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr and assembled in FrameMagic.


  1. Reply
    Jock Elliott June 20, 2018

    Dragonfly hunting with a camera looks like it might be fun. I think I might have to give it a try.

    • Reply
      lightshedder June 20, 2018

      🙂 Lots of fun!

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