Rolled the Odometer Again…
Back in late March I rolled the virtual odometer on my camera–that is, the image counter went from IMG_9999 to IMG_0001. Today it happened again while I was at Lost Maples State Natural Area near Vanderpool, Texas.
This is not the exact image that was the rollover, but it is the same subject, and it was kinda special. This is a female Filigree Skimmer (Pseudoleon superbus), shot in the waning moments of my 5 mile hike around the park’s East Loop. The Filigree Skimmer is the 21st add to my dragonfly life list this year and the 23rd odonate overall. I love the pattern on the eyes–mighty striking.
Sorry for the short blog post. The hike has left me pretty tuckered out and I have an 3AM alarm to meet in the morning. Long story for another time, I’m afraid. It’ll be quiet this coming week for the same reason that I’ll be up before the crack of dawn tomorrow. But I’m hoping I’ll have the time to do some serious writing while I’m occupied and just add the pictures when I get back so there’ll be new posts this weekend.
About the Image:
Standard gear as usual. I did use some fill flash, but it didn’t do me a lot of good. ISO 400, 1/320 at f/9. I had to do a little more work in Lightroom than I normally would on this one, pulling down the graduated filter tool to try to knock down some of the bright highlights.