Birthday Shooting at Hornsby Bend

Melanistic Red-Eared Sliders

Melanistic Red-Eared Sliders

Blue Dasher Male

Blue Dasher

Roseate Skimmer Older Female

Roseate Skimmer
Older Female

For my birthday on Wednesday, I decided to go photograph at Hornsby Bend in Austin since I hadn’t had the opportunity to photograph many dragonflies lately.  While species diversity were down and the cooler temperatures got things off to a later start, I still found a few nice subjects.  The melanistic Red-Eared Sliders are my favorite shot of the day, although I wish I had used a higher f/stop so I could have increased my depth-of-field a bit.  If you are in the Austin area, Hornsby is a great place to photograph all kinds of critters.