Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens is one of my favorite photo locations in DC, especially in summer when the lotus and waterlily ponds are blooming. In addition to the amazing flowers, tons of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies make for great photo ops. This Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is perched on a lotus bud resting between hunting sessions early one summer morning.
Shot as RAW, processed in Lightroom, nothing added or removed.
Canon EOS 7D, 500mm f/4L IS lens, 1.4x TC, Gitzo 1325 Tripod, Arca-Swiss B1 Ballhead, Wimberley Sidekick