Macro Monday: My best orange dragonfly yet!

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!