August 14 – close encounter with a dragonfly

I did some work by the wild garden pond this afternoon; the sun came out and with it came some dragonflies. I always keep a camera nearby and  first I took this blurry shot


closely followed by this blurry shot


Just as I concluded I had discovered the world’s first jet-propelled dragonfly I heard a scratchy sound in the reeds at my feet; when I looked down there was this beautiful creature perched on my boot


I had a tiny gap in the reeds to film through; the focus on the shot is not great and the wings are not complete but I will treasure this picture as if it were a masterpiece.

12 thoughts on “August 14 – close encounter with a dragonfly

    • Thanks, glad you like it. This one was certainly very obliging but I do think its friend was having a laugh at my expense flying high speed circuits above the pond, hovering six inches in front of my nose, then roaring straight off again.

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    • Hi Julia, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment; glad you like the “dragonfly on the boot” photo. There is a strong element of luck in so much wildlife photography; the odds against having a camera in your hand on the only day in your life that a dragonfly lands on you must be very high!

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