Posts Tagged: dragonfly

Heads up

After a few cloudy days the weather has warmed up, the sun makes an appearance and I take the opportunity to look for dragonflies at the local reserve. The last couple of years, warm days in September resulted in some decent dragonfly activity so I was quite hopeful.

Sure enough they were out and even with the breeze, fairly active. If you’ve ever tried to photograph dragonflies in flight you know how quick they move. Out of all my dragonfly shots I’ve only got two or three decent in flight captures. Today I went for the (slightly) easier resting poses.

I like to try and capture dragonflies at different angles if I can. While a decent head shot is nice the wings and body can also be quite interesting.

Talking of wings the shot below shows some detail. I found it covered in dew on top of a post. Don’t know what happened to the body.

 

More dragonflies and other insects appear in the macro gallery here.

 

All images taken with a Nikon 1 V1, 30-110mm lens and Raynox dcr250 adapter.

 

 

Photobombed

A few days ago I got photobombed.

It was a nice warm sunny day ( yes we do get those in Wales), so I decided to see if the dragonflies were taking advantage of the weather.

I have a couple of places I go locally so I picked one to see if anything was around. I enjoyed a good few hours out in the sun doing my ‘photography thing’. Now if you read this blog regularly, you will know for me, it’s more about taking photos than the gear. Getting a keeper at the end of the day is the icing on the cake.

However this particular day I got photobombed…

by a damselfly…