Dragonflies - animal photography

in photography •  last year  (edited)

These pictures were taken in our garden. Dragonflies often fly off when you approach them. But they have the tendency to land on the exact same spot. So with a bit of patience and no sudden movements it's possible to get quite close and then take a nice close-up.



Photos were taken with the Canon 5d mark III and the Canon 70-200 mm, f/4, IS, USM lens.


This picture was taken with the 100 mm, f/2.8, IS, USM macro lens.

Dragonflies are a bit of a mystery, spending most of their life underwater as a nymph. They only turn into a dragonfly to mate and will die shortly after.

I hope you liked the pictures.


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Stunning photos! Congrats! Dragonflies are indeed beautiful creatures and you capture them wonderfully!

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I'm a birder, but there is a parallel group of avid dragon fly and damsel fly watchers and listers. The groups overlap, and a good number of birders also watch and study dragon flies. Uprooted and esteemed. Good post.


Thank you. I tried to identify some of the many insects here, but I'm already glad to know a few birds. Thanks for the resteem.


There is a good smart phone app called Dragonfly IDF that I use. Handy to have in the field.

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Sweet photos and a handy tips about dragonflies landing in the same spot. I had no idea. Can't lie, the fact that they mate and dies is kind of sad. They're so majestic. I am also rocking the Canon 5D Mark III. -Aimee