Photo of the Week

Four-spotted Skimmer
Four-spotted Skimmer
Libellula quadrimaculata, Libellulidae
Grant Narrows, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
June 30, 20133

The past long weekend was really busy with trips to Burnaby Lake Park, Grant Narrows and Grouse Mountain. The weekend left me with lots of good photos and a painful sunburn. This bounty of photos made picking just one photo hard but I finally settled on this cheerful portrait of a Four-spotted Skimmer. While I’ve taken better images of this dragonfly, I really like the entire composition of this shot. The European White Waterlily pads make for an interesting yet not distracting background and I was able to manoeuvre the grass stem into a pleasing diagonal element. Since I got so many good shots last weekend and I haven’t been out shooting this weekend look for another shot from Grant Narrows here next week.

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