Halloween Pennant (Closeup)

It appears to be dragonfly weather and the Halloween Pennants have been very active. Who could resist an opportunity to capture a closeup of one when it is sparkling in the sun?Halloween Pennant dragonfly
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 185 mm, ISO 1600, 1/640 sec at f/16. Processed using Topaz Labs photoFXlab to increase the sharpness and remove noise.
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Black Wasp

Watched this wasp feeding on the Goldenrod blossoms at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, Florida, in the early evening. The wings would sparkle with blue when they caught the sunlight. Sorry I was unable to capture the blue so you could see it.
Black Wasp on yellow flowers
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens with a Canon Close-up Lens 500D, focal length 200 mm, ISO 1600, 1/800 sec at f/8.0

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

It isn’t often that you see mammals in the wild, but on an early morning walk at Faver-Dykes State Park, in Florida, this Opossum and I did cross paths. He was crossing the road and picked up speed once he spotted me with a camera pointed in his direction.Virginia Opossum

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 1600, 1/400 sec at f/5.6.

 Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia)

While on a late morning walk at Lake Louisa State park the butterflies were becoming active and I managed to capture this image of a Zebra Longwing or Zebra Heliconian feeding.Black butterfly with white strips
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec at f/5.6.