Blue Dasher Dragonfly

27 06 2010

I was fervently hoping to get some shots of the dragonflies yesterday at Kenilworth, but they were very active and rarely settled long enough for me to photograph them. It was getting hotter and I was just about to give up. I set my tripod down to rest and something compelled me to look to my immediate left—a little more than a foot away from my head, at eye level, was a Blue Dasher (the fella in the second photo) clinging to a bare branch sticking out of the pond. I moved really, really slowly and was able to fire off about a dozen shots before he dashed away.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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27 06 2010
Sam

PHENOMENAL! How did you do that? Did you know I have a picture blog too?

28 06 2010
CheyAnne Sexton

Wow, cindy these are just fabulous, absolutely

29 06 2010
sue

OK, this photo makes this little guy seem huge…like he could take over the world…like one of those horror movies with the big monster bugs.

29 06 2010
absurdoldbird

Wow! I wonder if he knew you were taking his photo? Fab photo, really fab.
🙂

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