Saturday, June 21, 2008

Of Dragons & Flies




A Dragonfly rest momentarily on a stalk of grass



This morning I spent a considerable amount of time on the lake attempting to capture a Dragonfly in flight. Dragonflies are masters of fast flight and instantaneous directional change. Although I shot quite a bit, none of the images were of the quality I desired.


This evening while checking one of our hay fields which lies near the creek, I came upon this obliging subject.



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21 comments:

Kerri said...

One of my most favorite subjects to shoot! Lovely shot Salty!!

Carletta said...

This is awesome! So much detail - a wonderful capture.

Christy said...

Nice capture of the dragonfly. I know from experience flying bugs are particularly hard to capture at times.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a cool shot i just don't seem to be able to capture this kind of photos.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very nice image! Good job capturing this guy.

Blue said...

What a excellent close up!
I've winged critters this week too.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a beauty it is to Salty... I have yet to get anywhere near these... I think the wing markings are awesome, and the flight of these creatures takes my breath away.

Dick said...

Wow, wonderful photo

babooshka said...

Marvellous close up. The detail is amazing.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do visit and I do comment and I was here. I did look at your picture(s) and I did read what you wrote about them. I could say how great you are and how beautiful your work is but alas I would soon run out of things to say on the next blog I visited, so I just left this to prove I stopped and said a few words on Sunday.

My Rheumatoid Arthritis hurts so I am using the same message for all.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Fantastic capture! I am loving this photo and this is exactly the type of photo I enjoy viewing. I often will be standing there fly fishing and notice a lot of these beautiful dragonflies and I just never have the equipment or time to photograph. Nice work, Salty!
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marianne said...

wonderful capture! I love the angle you shot from.

i beati said...

so close and personal special to me sandy

reader Wil said...

You took the photo at the right moment I guess!

ratmammy said...

Great photo!! I can't all the great dragon fly photos i've been seeing here lately through camera critters!

Shellmo said...

The colors are perfect in this photo!

Misty Dawn said...

Hehehe - we should have been hanging out together, because I spent a LOT of time this weekend trying to capture a dragonfly in flight! This is truly a beautiful shot, Salty - I always love your photos.

I've added you to the Camera-Critters Blogroll, by the way.

Tommy V said...

wonderful picture. great catch

Marvin said...

Cool shot of the dragonfly. They can be -- almost always are -- very unaccommodating subjects.

Shionge said...

Salty, I love dragonflies and with Singapore getting so crowded, I hardly can see one now :(

Catherine said...

I LOVE your Dragonfly capture~it is stunning~perfect!! I have yet to get a good capture of the beautiful critters, but I'm not giving up!! And also wishing you a Happy 14th Anniversary! ~Wishing you many more!
Hug's
Cat