Sunday, July 17, 2005

DRAGONFLY.... finally!

I have finally gotten a decent picture of a dragonfly.  I found this guy at the Bonny Burns ranch in Calhan, Colorado.  I have difficulty photographing insects because of my limited lens options, but this guy was very large and I was able to focus in on him using my zoom from the edge of the pond.  He would spook and fly away but always returned, possibly to feed on the ladybug that was on the twig it perched on.

21 comments:

demandnlilchit said...

nice shot! I have a few from my Kentucky adventure I am still waiting to post.....I have a blue and a green dragonfly, but they are much thinner than the ones that I saw buzzing around like yours on the In-Laws property.

joolsinwa said...

awesome!
~Julie

mtrib2 said...

Excellent Dorn, keep up the nature photography!  ~mark~
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rap4143 said...

Wonderful shot.  I never see any land long enough for to take a photo :).
Betty

sylviam4000 said...

Been trying to capture Dragonflies and butterflies, but they wont sit still long enough for me. Am keeping trying.
Sylvia

gotomaria said...

Wonderful...I saw a lot of this variety today at a company picnic.   Very good photo!

tc01hm said...

Congrats on the capture! They usually take off and return to the same perch. Watch for them having something in their mouths when they return.

boiseladie said...

There's been lots of dragonfly photographs lately, and I for one, wish I could find one to photograph.  Or, in my case, "try" to photograph!  Funny, today I spotted the first one I've seen this summer... it was flying up above the trees in my parents' backyard.  I didn't have my camera, so no shot was possible, but I finally saw one here!  Your photo is great!

smjr43 said...

That is awesome, Dorn!!!

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cw2smom said...

Now that's an interesting insect!  I've never seen a Dragonfly with such a pattern!  Love the shot!  Lisa

judypearllove said...

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labdancer51 said...

That is so amazing....such detail!  :-)

Sandra xxxx

fitzzer said...

Aww...i've never seen one like that. Love his stripes! ~ Lori

mariebm56 said...

This one is so cool!
I never saw one like this, in fact, in NY we get plain Jane ones..; )
Just grey Dragonflies, I never knew there were so many pretty varieties.
Marie
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kokoapuffy1 said...

Perfect shot! It was really nice of this dragonfly to stop long enough, for this snapshot. LOL!           ~Deborah

gotomaria said...

Hi, again.  I know this isn't anywhere near as good as your photos but I thought you might like this dragonfly pic:

http://journals.aol.com/gotomaria/TheLittleThings/entries/711

sonensmilinmon said...

What an AWESOME photograph - simply perfection. :-)

Monica
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sepintx said...

Yay! It's kinda trait of dragonflies to fly and return. Love the wing pattern on this one.

babyshark28 said...

very nice!
love that black and white wing pattern.
I tried the other day to catch a very large dragon fly....
didn't happen. :p
love the shot!

rachealcarol said...

Well done, I've limited use also so this is a brilliant capture.  Love those wings, he's colour co-ordinated.  Great. xxRache

bcs3nme said...

I love dragonflies. We have many but still get just a glimpse. What a wonderful shot! Congratulations. Patience pays off!

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