Almost stepped on this fellow while hunting Ebony Jewelwings and dragonflies at Emmon’s Preserve in Kennbunkport. One hop was all he took, and then he sat very still waiting to see what I was going to do. I maneuvered very gently around him and took a series of shots. He was still sitting there when I moved on.
Canon SX40HS. Program with iContrast and –1/3EV exposure compensation. 1240mm equivalent (840mm optical zoom plus 1.5x digital tel-converter function). f5.8 @ 1/50th @ ISO 800. Only the great high ISO performance and the excellent image stabilization of the SX40HS makes this kind of shot possible, hand-held.
Processed in Lightroom for intensity, clarity, and sharpness.