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.

Macro Monday: close-up of an orange dragonfly

Macro Monday: close-up of an orange dragonfly

It moved its wings a bit after that and I snapped this shot. Still a beautiful orange dragonfly.

Macro Monday: orange dragonfly on a branch

Macro Monday: orange dragonfly on a branch

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.

Macro Monday: orange dragonfly taking off

Macro Monday: orange dragonfly taking off

I hope you enjoyed this edition of Macro Monday!

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

18 responses »

  1. Lily Mugford says:

    what a marvelous photo, great clarity of detail… and of course, I am a lover of all things orange.

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    I wonder if those big bug eyes have better vision than me…

  3. adinparadise says:

    Great photos, Milka. 🙂

  4. I’ve never seen such a colorful dragonfly!
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    I totally agree it is your best. Love the color too!!

  6. Gunilla says:

    Awesome shots of this gorgeous dragonfly!

  7. Beautiful! I used to catch them as a kid at a ricefield next to my house.

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