Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dragonfly on the Salt Marsh

A good deal of my birding and blogging buddies are keen on dragonflies. I have not taken the plunge just yet. I suppose that I need to find a field guide or two. But until then, here’s a dragonfly for your pleasure.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

P.S. 10 Jun 12. I was skimming through some back posts and found this unidentified dragonfly. I'm happy to say that this is a female Seaside Dragonlet.

19 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

I think they're fun to capture if I get to actually see one sit still. These are amazing shots. The clarity is fantastic.

Nikki-ann said...

Fantastic capture! :) I love the green in this too... You should submit it to this week's Thematic Photographic over at writteninc.blogspot.com :)

Kelly said...

ohh...very cool...love the contrast of the black against the green...

kate said...

WOW! A lot of blogs I follow post dragonfly photos, those are the best I've ever seen, I think you should definitely take more!

-kate
http://holdfastseeker.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

Beautiful capture Steve. I wish we would have them here!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You captured this just great Steve!! Excellent!! Now I hoe to see more of them from you but no birds eating them please. :)

Kate said...

Beautifully clear and detailed photos of these "critters!"

Minnesota Kate
http://visualstpaul.blogspot.com/

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia Europe
thank you

Roy said...

These are fabulous shots for a "first timer". {:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous macro! ConcATulations!
purrs and love
Luna(from Brazil)

Steve B said...

Thanks Cezar and Leia, I'm glad you stopped by.

Hi Roy, this is my second dragonfly post. I'm much appier with this one.

Thanks Te' la ma Maria - Reus.

Thanks Kate from MN.

I'll try not to let you down, Joan. I acutally like shooting bugs. If the weather clears during my next shutdown, I'm going after Purple Martins. Don't look.

Yah Chris, but you have Golden Plovers!

Hi Kate, Good to see you, thanks for the comment.

Hi Kelly, I love the colors too.

Not a bad idea Nikki-ann, I'll see if my attention span lasts until Wednesday.

Hi 2sweetnsaxy. This dragonfly was very cooperative. It must have know I was a rookie in the genra.

Tabib said...

Great macro work here Steve.
That 300mm is sure a very versatile lens.

Eve said...

You better get that book Steve, these guys are easy to get addicted to. Next time you see one...I bet you'll want to get a picture!
Great job!

Craig Glenn said...

Great shots Steve. I love these things!

Craig Glenn

dAwN said...

hee hee..I remember taking this photo with you..have it on one of my posts..
nice!

Michael Co said...

I wonder how long it took you to get this really good spot to take those pictures. Dragonflies are so quick and they just don't let people go near them. good job.

VALKYRIEN said...

Those are really amazing shots! I am sure you have discovered I love macros - and these are impressive!

madeinnorway said...

Nice shot. Dragonflys are amazing.

AMIT said...

It seems you are expert in taking this kind of pictures.

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