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Waterfall at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

A friend asked me to go with her on a photography jaunt so we went to Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien, IL.  The preserve contains over 2700 acres of forests, savannahs, bluffs and just plain beautiful countryside, including a large waterfall from which it gets its name.  We wanted to practice the technique of blurring the water going over the waterfall and I was also hoping to sketch and photograph some black-winged damselflies…success on both accounts!  There were more than a dozen black-winged damselflies flitting around-most of them males patrolling their territories.  The females mostly went back and forth between sitting in the grass and laying eggs in the flowing river water.

Black-winged damselflies sketch