There is nothing as fascinating to photograph than the dragonfly. First there is the exciting moment when you spot one, usually near water, but I also find them hovering in my garden on a favorite plant. Once they find a plant they like, they will usually be there for a while.
Now, I run for my camera! Will the the dragonfly still be there when I return? Once I get there, I find myself (still) running around from plant to plant, hoping it will settle long enough for me to take a shot. Oh yes, this could take a while!
The fascination for me is zooming in on those gossamer wings and the large bulging eyes. Dragonflies never cease to amaze me and this is one of the reasons I love photography. Before my photography days, I would just walk past dragonflies. Photography opened my eyes to their exquisite detail and colour. Who would have thought that these little creatures were so finely engineered. Everything God created IS of the finest quality, down to the tiniest detail, and His imagination is limitless.
Passers-by receive a charming welcome From hovering red dragonflies. They have a fine sense of perception, And coerce visitors to stay for a while, Knowing their expectations will be realised. ~Caroline Street. Upon the Silver Pond.
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