Blue dragonfly and water lilies

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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

Floral Friday Fotos: yellow water lilies

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I love taking pictures of water lilies and showcasing them on this website. Here are a few photos of light yellow waterlilies for this Floral Friday. They were in partial shade and I like the light effect on the lily pads and the water lilies.

Floral Friday Fotos: yellow water lilies
Floral Friday Fotos: yellow water lilies
Close-up of a yellow water lily
Close-up of a yellow water lily

Floral Friday Fotos: Pink water lilies

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Here are a few more photographs of the water lilies at the lily pond in San Diego’s Balboa Park. You can see my previous photos of purple water lilies here.

Floral Friday Fotos: Pink water lilies and lily pads
Floral Friday Fotos: Pink water lilies and lily pads

Can you guess from the next photo that it rained that morning? Yes, rain in July in San Diego. Quite a sight.

Floral Friday Fotos: Light pink water lily
Floral Friday Fotos: Light pink water lily
Close-up of bright pink water lily
Close-up of bright pink water lily

I really like the reflection of the pink water lily into the dark water on this last picture.

Pink waterlily reflecting in the water
Pink waterlily reflecting in the water

The beauty of light pink waterlilies

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I recently shared a few photos of waterlilies I stumbled upon and I realized I have a few more photos to share, so here we go. These waterlilies are all light pink, with a little hint of orange, creating a nice contrast with the bright green of the lily pads and the dark of the water.

Remember you can click on each image for a larger view.

Light pink waterlilies in a pond
Light pink waterlilies in a pond

The petals almost look like a bunch of little fingers sticking out of the water to say hi.

Close-up of a Light pink waterlily
Close-up of a Light pink waterlily

I like the way the shadows play with this waterlily, including the spiky dark shadows at the bottom left of the photo.

Pink and orange waterlily with lily pads
Pink and orange waterlily with lily pads

Pink water lilies

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I recently got the opportunity to photograph more water lilies. I guess it’s full blooming season in San Diego right now. These water lilies ranged from very light to very bright pink.

Here’s a nice selection of these water lilies and lily pads. Remember you can click on each image to view a larger format. Enjoy!

Pink water lilies and lily pads
Pink water lilies and lily pads
Pink water lilies on pond
Pink water lilies on pond
Bright pink water lilies
Bright pink water lilies
Light pink water lilies
Light pink water lilies