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Damselflies and Dragonflies in my backyard

This is a discussion on Damselflies and Dragonflies in my backyard within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Every year I see amazing pictures that everyone submits of dragonflies and i've always been ...

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    Every year I see amazing pictures that everyone submits of dragonflies and i've always been amazed you could get those pics. It's the time of year they appear here enmasse so I went outside to see if I could catch a couple pics. I snapped about 20 pics and came up with 3 decent pics. It's amazing the detail and fineness of these lovely creatures wings.

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    Nice shots, Connie!! Good going!

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    Good shots Connie. Always amazed to see how similar our butterflies and now the dragonflies look even separated by thousand of miles across the seas and continents.

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    Fabulous Connie!We have blue dragonflies here that are awesome too, Those are beautiful!

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    Good shots Connie. I like the one with the striped wings, his head seems a bit too large for his body. Dragonflies quite often like to hunt from a particular perch. A good way of photographing them is to set up a perch, in a likely place, and wait with your camera on a tripod ready focused. That way you don't have to make large movements that startle them. This is a Blue-tailed Damselfly.
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    Excellant shot, Steve! Never thought of "staking out" a favored perch for them. I'll have to remember that.

    They do like making you work for the pic, don't they Connie? LOL! Nice captures.

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    Nice shot steve. Good tip on the perch.Thanks.

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    Wow, great detail on your picture! I like the blue on it's tail and the color to it's eyes. I'm going back out tomorrow to catch a few more shots. When I was watering the dendrobiums on the side of the house, there was a nice blue...but I didn't have the camera with me. It sat there so nice and still too...lol...maybe next time.

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