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A Rarity: A Dragonfly that Stayed Still

There is a surge in the population of dragonflies here this year, not that I mind since they eat mosquitoes. I have trouble getting photos of them because they fly so fast, but lucked out on this particular one almost glued to the clematis blossom. I even had time to run into the house and grab my camera then run back out to snap some shots. Maybe I should have used a fill flash for more even light. I did like catching the detail of the wings

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12 responses

  1. Oh wow Jane… so hard to get them to stay still –you got some fantastic shots. Beautiful work 🙂 Love to you – x Robyn

    July 13, 2013 at 9:17 am

    • Thanks Robyn-sending you love back. Have a great day!

      July 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  2. Great work, Jane! That’s amazing that you had enough time to run into the house and get your camera. This particular flower must be his territory.

    July 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

    • It stayed there a long time- even changed my lens. Very strong contrasts in light so not excellent shots but I enjoyed the experience.

      July 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

  3. They are so skittish so you got some good shots. I have noticed more of them too and have some coming up shortly.

    July 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm

  4. Will be happy to see yours.

    July 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  5. Yes they are speedy little buggers. And they never sit still for long!

    July 15, 2013 at 8:24 am

  6. How wonderful to catch a dragonfly when it is still!

    July 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm

  7. So well captured Your beautiful photos.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:48 am

  8. nutsfortreasure

    Seems all I do lately in this heat is take shots of dragonflies 🙂 they are so willing too

    July 21, 2013 at 5:22 am

  9. Well done, Jane! Great detail and steady hand!!

    July 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm

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