21 March 2009

Dragon flies - testing patience



Today's lesson was that dragon flies are not the easiest creatures to photograph. Sitting still for a reasonable length of time does not fit in with their psyche (if I may use the term). I can see that I will be visiting the ponds at St George's Park in the not too distant future, to perfect the art.

9 comments:

shabby girl said...

Beautiful shots! Nature shots...they're tough, but you always manage to post something special!

Marmsk said...

I am very fond of dragon flies, you have done well to capture them. Nice shots. I don't think I have ever seen a red one before.

Gaston Studio said...

I don't think I've ever seen a red one before either, but then, you're exposed to so much more different insect life than I am in NC.

Firefly said...

Ha, ha, ha... Talk about coincidence. I just did a post on dragonflies as well. They really are very trcky to photograph and by the time you have the focus right they are gone and you only get water lily leaves.

Rose said...

I have yet to capture one...and though last year was my first year to try. I did try with no success at all. these are wonderful.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Max
I'm playing catch up.. sorry I've not stopped by in a while.. I got your message about being back so I've no excuse.. :O)
This post reminded me of one that I did for my friend 'Big Peter' a while back... if you are interested check this out... it shows the shell that the Dragon Flys crawl out of before there can take to the air.

Dragonfly Nymph

I'm very pleased to read the post below this one as well... keep up the good work Max.. great results

Tom
Wiggers World

Pamela said...

beautiful - worth the lesson???

Anna said...

Max-e beautiful shots, hey we have something in common, we have those in Canada too. Anna :)

Katney said...

I have tried. You have done well. A dragonfly--the green darner--is the state insect of Washington. (I know, we have some odd state symbols--including a state rock song. Sometimes the legislature doesn't seem to have enough to do.)