Monday, August 15, 2011

Wings Over Iowa

Just when you think that every interesting thing at a particular location has been photographed comes something extraordinary. Within a span of a few minutes a dragon fly and a butterfly came into view for a late afternoon rest near a small lake in extreme southeast Iowa.

Each photo was taken at the minimum focal length of six feet from the subject. For some reason the winged creatures didn't seem fazed by my close proximity at the Shimek State Forest. Both insects stood by while twenty some photos were taken of each to be further edited down to the two best. Know that.


  1. Beautiful!!! Simply beautiful!

    (Dropping by from Saturday Sampling)

  2. sure look beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing