Once again I’ve got too many priority demands on my time, so this is a quick post without any real message behind it. I think this is a female Roseate Skimmer dragonfly, but I don’t have time to look for my DF book. Perhaps my friend Pete will stumble on this and provide an Id in a comment.
Taken at the Gilbert Water Ranch a few days ago, with my customary bird rig: a D200, a Nikkor 300/2.8, and a matched 2x converter. Exposure: 1/640th second at f/8, ISO 400 in natural light. I could have used more depth of field, but I didn’t want to make the background loose its smooth color. BY keeping the camera plane parallel to the plane of the wings I did my best to keep them as sharp as possible.