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I love dragonflies but they’re quite hard to find and photograph since they don’t like to sit still. Did you know dragonflies are the fastest insects in the world? They can even fly backwards, hover and make U-turns at full speed. I guess those two sets of wings come in really handy when they’re hungry. And they do eat a lot of bugs, which is convenient for us.

It was my lucky day a few months ago when I spotted this blue dragonfly standing on a dead leaf over a pond covered with lily pads. I was even luckier to have some beautiful water lilies to include in the background of my pictures. I first captured the blue dragonfly with a pink water lily in the same shot.

Blue dragonfly and pink water lily

Blue dragonfly and pink water lily

Close-up of a blue dragonfly and pink water lily

Close-up of a blue dragonfly and pink water lily

Then I just had to point my camera a bit to the left and capture the same blue dragonfly with a white water lily in the background. How nice is that?

Blue dragonfly and white water lily

Blue dragonfly and white water lily

I can’t put even a finger on a dead leaf without breaking it, but it seemed like a nice stand for this dragonfly.

Close-up of a blue dragonfly on a dead leaf

Close-up of a blue dragonfly on a dead leaf

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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.

6 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    These are wonderful shots! I love the dead leaves in them. Gives the pictures a texture of sorts.

  2. soonie2 says:

    That blue dragon is absolutely stunning! Beautiful macro shots, lovely light, color and detail!

  3. So many luscious colors and textures in the same shot. That dragonfly was very cooperative by sitting still for your photos 🙂

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