There is nothing more 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 photograph. 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 until I photographed them, and discovered their wonderful detail and colour. Who would have thought that these little creatures were just so finely engineered. Never underestimate God and His creation, everything He has created IS of the finest quality, down to the tiniest detail and His imagination is limitless.
Look at this acrobat! Not even a ballerina could look this beautiful and refined and that is some balancing act.
Notice the beautiful golden body and the turquoise blue eyes in the above two pics. This little guy could be a piece of antique jewellery! He certainly adds the royal touch to a dull background.
A debonair chap! I do say this dragonfly looks pretty smart in his tuxedo, but then if you could have seen the rest of this amazing water lily pond he is visiting, you would understand why he is all dressed up.
Passers-by naturally stop to admire
The life upon the silver pond;
They receive a charming welcome
From hovering red dragonflies
Who coerce them to stay awhile,
With the fine perception that
The visitors appreciation will be realised.
- C. Street: Upon the Silver Pond.