Chasing Dragonflies

Posted: May 15, 2015 in Uncategorized
The title is chasing dragonflies, but I have to confess I quit chasing after them a long time ago. It’s much simpler to just go out at daybreak on cool mornings and find them cold and covered in dew, and unable to fly. When their body temps drop down after a cool night, or the wings are covered in dew, they stay still until they warm up and dry out. This makes it much easier to set up your tripod and search for the right camera angle to get the best background. The tough part is finding a field where they settle for the night and finding them. I found an area that they seem to like a particular plant that they land on for the night. Every time I go to this spot they are there. So check the local fields where you see lots of d-flies flying around and go there in the morning and move slow and look carefully.
Here is a shot of one on their favorite plant to land for the night.






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  1. Karen Meadows says:

    WOW!…….just WOW

  2. Elaine D. Lee says:

    Dragonflies are my good luck omen. I have seen them in the most unlikely places at the most wonderful times in my life. I have yet to “capture” pictures that do them justice. Perhaps with your tips, I will.

  3. Pat says:

    These are great.

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