Resources

Selected Odonate Photography Web Sites

Selected Odonate Identification/Biology Books

  • Abbott, J.C. 2005. Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 344 pp.
  • Behrstock, R.A. 2008. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Southwest. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 96 pp.
  • Biggs, K. 2004. Common Dragonflies of the Southwest. Azalea Creek Publishing, CA, 160 pp.
  • Biggs, K. 2009. Common Dragonflies of California. Azalea Creek Publishing, CA, 128 pp.
  • Corbet, P.S. 1999. Dragonflies: behavior and ecology of Odonata. Compstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 829 pp.
  • Dijkstra K-D. B. 2006. Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. British Wildlife Publishing, Dorset, UK, 320 pp.
  • Dunkle, S.W. 2000. Dragonflies through Binoculars. A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America. Oxford Univ. Press, New York, NY, 252 pp.
  • Manolis, T. 2003. Dragonflies and Damselflies of California. Univ. CA Press, CA, 201 pp.
  • May M.L. and Dunkle S.W. 2007. Damselflies of North America - Color Supplement. Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, FL, 156 pp.
  • Mitchell F.L. and Lasswell J.L. 2005. A Dazzle of Dragonflies. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 224 pp.
  • Needham J.G., Westfall M.J., Jr. and May M.L. 2014. Dragonflies of North America, third edition. Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, FL, 657 pp.
  • Paulson, D. 2009. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 535 pp.
  • Paulson, D. 2011. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 538 pp.
  • Westfall M.J., Jr and May M.L. 2006. Damselflies of North America - Revised Edition. Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, FL, 502 pp.

Equipment and Image Processing

Until 2012 pictures were for the most part taken using a Canon Powershot S5 digital camera equipped with a close-up lens (Canon, 500 D) together with a Sony x1.7 Tele Conversion lens.

Starting in 2012 most pictures were taken using a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V digital camera.

Starting in 2013, pictures were taken using a Canon Powershot SX50 HV digital camera.

Almost all pictures were taken using natural daylight and without artificial flash.

Most images are processed using Adobe Photoshop and Topaz DeNoise, Detail, and/or Adjust filters. Processing may include cropping, change in orientation, adjustments of the contrast and color balance, noise reduction, and/or sharpening. Except in rare cases, processing is applied to the whole picture rather than only to parts of it.