The Belly of the Dragon

Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758

The belly of the dragonfly, that is. This Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758) is glowing gold from the backlight. This is a species found throughout the northern hemisphere, from North American and Europe through to Asia. I exposed for the sky and used some fill-flash to lighten-up the shadows.

This entry was posted in Alberta, Bugs, Canada, Elk Island National Park, Insect, invertebrates, Libellulidae, Odonata, photography, Predator, Season, Spring, Technique.


  1. gary anweiler 16 June, 2017 at 11:05 AM #

    Very nice Adrian!

    • Adrian 17 June, 2017 at 7:37 AM #

      Thanks, Gary! Nice to see you’re back.

  2. Annie Pang 17 June, 2017 at 2:36 AM #

    Love it Adrian. Good to see you posting again!!

    • Adrian 17 June, 2017 at 7:38 AM #

      Thanks, Annie. Posting should be more regular from now on!

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