Saturday, April 25, 2015

Getting Close!

My little Canon S 100 doesn’t take the best close ups when I zoom in.

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But I didn’t zoom in on this little guy!

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I walked right up to him and looked him straight in the eye! lol

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Who knew a dragonfly would pose for so long?

We were starting a hike at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve when I spotted him. Aren’t the details of his wings incredible?

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE.

Happy Weekend!

 

50 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, what a lucky shot! Way to go! Look at those lacy wings, what a great close up!

Happy day!

Nancy

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, pretty shots of the dragonfly. I am glad it posed so nicely for you too.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

Jeannie Marie said...

Fabulous shots!

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, what wonderful photos! What fun to get so close to him. Have a lovely weekend.

Susie said...

Diane, I think that is an awesome shot. You can see the webbing of his wings. I think I need to throw my big camera away. Hope you are having a fun weekend, xoxo,Susie

Sarah Beth said...

Wonderful photos! He must have enjoyed posing to have stayed so still for you!

Mimi said...

What intricate, lacey wings! I've only seen dragonflies in passing as they zoom by. What terrific pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great shots- I never have that kind of luck..or skills..you must walk softly! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

he's such a poser! :)

Sam I Am...... said...

He was literally posing for you! Great shots!

Vee said...

Those really are wonderful shots! Who knew that you were the dragonfly whisperer?! =D

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great shot - I love how they hold on with the front part of their body and the rest hangs off, but perfectly straight. I always think they look like fairies with their pretty wings.

Helen Philipps said...

Wonderful close up shots of the dragonfly, Diane! And such blue, blue sky!
Happy weekend.
Helen xox

Julie said...

Amazing pictures. I am so glad he hung around long enough for you to get the shots.

Diane said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Art and Sand said...

What an awesome photo and love that you were up close and personal.

Lorrie said...

Hello Diane. What a show off! Your photos are great! Hope the hike was just as spectacular.

Teresa said...

Isn't nature wonderful! Even the wings in a crature so small can be an object of art! Great shot!

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

That is totally cool. You got really close alright. How gentlemanly of him to let you snap away! Happy Saturday, Diane!

Kathy said...

Oh what a piece of luck to have it pose for you. Those wings are amazing indeed!

J said...

Right away I can see why people were smart to copy insects (and birds) when they built the first airplanes! Perfect balance and symmetry! Lovely, and very interesting shots!

Ariadne said...

I love dragonflies!Great shot!AriadnefromGreece!

Montanagirl said...

Oh my goodness - These are amazing!! Have a great weekend my friend.

20 North Ora said...

I love dragonflies. When I was doing Interior Design, I always put a dragonfly somewhere in a room kind of like my trademark. I also have a lot of dragonfly jewelry. Just love them.

Judy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

All of God's creation is so awesome. Those little delicate wings that are strong enough to fly are amazing. I love the dragonflies and you did a terrific job capturing this little poser!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I think dragonflys are so AWESOME! Great photos.
Thank you for the birthday wishes!
warmly,
deb

Mary Cromer said...

Love those dragons and you did a great job and the images prove it!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lucky you he was a great poser.

bj said...

OOO, are you SURE it's a critter and not an alien..?? lol

Debby said...

Those pictures are great. At first I thought it was a helicopter. Hugs

Red Rose Alley said...

This is such a cool picture, Diane, and how brave of you to walk right up to this little guy and take his picture. Dragonflies are so delightful. These really are great pictures.

love, ~Sheri

cynthia lee designs said...

What awesome photos of the Dragonfly!!
~Cindy

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great shots Diane, amazing he posed for you that long!

Liz said...

Wow - incredible photo!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

They will oblige at times and I'm glad you were able to get some good close ups Diane.

Debbie said...

Amazing shots!!
Debbie

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Diane, you must be ninja cause you had to get really close to this little fellow and you still manage not to scare him away.
No seriously he must have sensed that you weren't an enemy and didn't mean any harm to him. These photos are really beautiful.
Hugs,
Arlette

ann said...

Pretty amazing when nature stands still long enough to a few shots.

kathyinozarks said...

how awesome that he sat still for you-they do not always do that-Happy Sunday

NanaDiana said...

My gosh, Diane. I can't BELIEVE you got those shots...well, I mean I can..but....they are unbelievable. xo Diana

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, you got some great shots there. OMG the wings, the detail. You really captured that little fella, beautiful. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Blessings,
Marlene

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely dragonfly!

...I have a Canon G15, but it has the same issue. Can't get nice detail with the zoom. Macro, though...
~

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love dragonfly's! Every time we go canoeing I seem to have one tag along with me in the canoe.
They are my favorite insect. :-)

Gina said...

Diane, your pictures are great! It looks like he is holding onto the branch with his hands! (of course, it's a he!) :-)

podso said...

Cute! And the very first pic, for the slightest moment, I thought he was a drone. I love your header!

Linda Walker said...

Good morning Diane,
That's a pretty incredible shot! I love dragonflies too, been thinking about stitching one up in fact! They are interesting for sure and the lacy detail in their wings is amazing isn't it? Have a nice week!
Xo
Linda

handmade by amalia said...

Wow! What a shot!
Amalia
xo

Marie C said...

Great photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

If you weren't such a lovely and generous person I think I could be seriously jealous of you! That is absolutely amazing that a dragonfly posed like that for you. Yes he is wonderful ... Those lacy wings! Beautiful pics... Thank you for sharing your luck and (more importantly) your skill!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow it is amazing that he let you get that close for a picture, so neat!