Monday, August 31, 2009

Sleeping Dragons

I went out early this morning to see what it would be like to shoot dragonflies with overcast skies. The dragonflies didn’t seem as plentiful because there were not flying around and were harder to find. I had to keep a sharp eye out in the grass because it was still cool and the dragons were not warmed up just yet.

Male Meadowhawk. We have three red Meadowhawks here that are indistinguishable.©2009 ShootingMyUniverse
Female Meadowhawk
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This Blue Dasher is still covered in dew.
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Wake up little sleepy head.
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You gotta look sharp! This is a Female Common Green Darner. She's a big one, about three inches long. I found here low in the grass.
©2009 ShootingMyUniverse


Chris said...

Hi Steve,
The two first ones are pure beauty. The background is gorgeous and the angle fabulous! Well done.

Chris Petrak said...

I'm finally getting caught up on the blog following. Your photos are great. What lens are you using for the dragonflies? Wonderful detail and sharpness.

Anonymous said...

These are just brilliant Steve.

Christopher said...

Really nice!!! Great job on these close-ups - lots of fantastic detail

The Early Birder said...

Excellent mornings work Steve. Looks like the Blue Dasher's been in the wars! FAB

Barb said...

Wonderful jewels! I've never seen such varieties of Dragonflies.

Whitemist said...

I haveeOooed and Ahed each photo you show, Thank you.

Kelly said... the wings on the second to can see the wear and tear and how much action those wings get!

rambling woods said...

Oh wow...I just spent some time looking at your blog posts and photos. I love the dragons, but can never get photos like yours, but I guess it's the hunt that's the most fun. Amazing..will have to mark this to come back.... Michelle


Oh how beautiful these dragonflies are! And great shots! I have only seen one this summer!

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