Friday, August 31, 2012

Une libellule

I was sitting on the deck reading on Wednesday afternoon when I noticed a small dragonfly go by. It stopped on the tip of the car's antenna down in the driveway below me. Hmm, I thought, I wonder if it'll stay there long enough for me to get the camera?

The background color is the car's roof.

I had enough time to change lenses and take a bunch of photos before the dragonfly moved on. This is my favorite of the bunch.

13 comments:

  1. THAT is an amazing shot.
    Chapeau Monsieur.

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  2. It's exquisite!!! You must have an excellent camera (:^) and a very, very steady hand to be able to shoot such a detailed photo from a distance (2-3 metres, I guess??). Bravo! Martine

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  3. there seems to be an abundance of dragonflies in this area this year. don't know why, but they are interesting insects! I love the lace wings in your photo!

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  4. Nice reliable subjects, male dragonflies. They will return to a stick again and again, so there is always time to get the camera. C'est le sympétrum rouge sang.

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  5. Fantastic photo - I'm jealous!

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  6. Okay...so I guess this is the reason why we need to keep our cars spotlessly clean!!!
    One never knows when the car roof will take on such importance in the next photo op!
    Well done and speedily, I might add.

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  7. I never knew dragon flies came in red! Chouette and Bravo!

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  8. We recently had one bright copper; I wish DougT was here to help us identify these lovelies

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