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Today I’m taking part in Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos. Remember you can click on each image to see it in a larger format. And if you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to photograph another orange dragonfly. By now, I’ve realized that accomplishing such feat requires two things: a lot of patience, and a lot of luck.
I was standing by a small pond and noticed three orange dragonflies constantly flying back and forth right above the water. After some time, I saw one of them getting away from the surface of the pond and browsing the tree branches in the area. Well lucky me, it landed on a branch not far from where I was standing! I slowly made my way towards it and I don’t know if this dragonfly was just tired and needed a break, or wanted to give me a break, but it let me get close enough I didn’t have to zoom and I actually used the macro feature of my camera. And this is what I got.
It moved its wings a bit after that and I snapped this shot. Still a beautiful orange dragonfly.
When it had enough of me looming right over it, it flew to a branch further away and I zoomed to get this shot, just because the dragonfly took off.
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Macro Monday!
what a marvelous photo, great clarity of detail… and of course, I am a lover of all things orange.
If you like orange, you’ll want to see the photos in this post, all about orange.
Thank you, Tilly!
I wonder if those big bug eyes have better vision than me…
I bet they do because that dragonfly probably has a few hundred eyes on each side. We’d look quite ugly with bug eyes, though.
Great photos, Milka. 🙂
Thank you very much!
I’ve never seen such a colorful dragonfly!
Thanks for sharing
Thank you! All the dragonflies I saw there were that bright orange almost red color. And they were pretty large.
I totally agree it is your best. Love the color too!!
Thank you, I really like this dragonfly!
Awesome shots of this gorgeous dragonfly!
Thank you very much!
Beautiful! I used to catch them as a kid at a ricefield next to my house.
Thank you very much! I’m very glad for the opportunity to photograph this dragonfly.