This is one of my favorite pictures I've taken. I would like to retake it with newer gear and more knowledge, but despite the limitations, I feel it came out nicely. I took this, along with around 40 failed versions of it, at Ripley's Aquarium in South Carolina. Between all of the attempted exposures, this is the only one that actually came out like I wanted it to. A customer once bought one in 20"x30". I admit some jealousy, as I've never seen it printed above 10"x15".
Awards and Recognition:
Wake Med Reflections Gallery - July 2014 through October 2014
roguemark Gallery October 2014
A dragonfly prepares for takeoff between flights. He makes sure that all fuel lines are disconnected, landing gear is prepped, and wings are warmed up. Once he's ready, or when he spots prey, he'll take off with a dizzying blast of movement, setting forth like a bullet fired from a gun.