Hi Friends! I've been focusing on photography for the past few days. I do a lot of crafting and it's sometimes nice to step away and do something different. Taking photos takes a bit of patience and the right opportunities. There's this one dragonfly that always like to hang out on a particular plant in our yard and everyday when I step out in our backyard I would see him just hanging out but I usually don't have a camera with me so the other day, I saw him just having a grand ole' time hanging out on his special plant. I ran up to my craft room upstairs and grabbed my camera and took a few photos of him. The last 2 photos are the photos I took of him the other day. The first 6 photos are of photos of 2 dragonflies that I took today. Today, Mr. Dragonfly decided to bring along his girlfriend.
All the photos were taken with my Canon 70-300mm telephoto lens at 200-300 mm macro. I'm about 4 to 5ft away but zoomed in. The macro capabilities allow the closest distance at 4 to 5ft at 200 or 300mm zoom or it won't let me take a macro photo. The photo above is actually at 300mm macro and it's not a cropped shot. It's the actual closeness of the dragonfly. I did crop the right end of the photo because it was off centered but other than that, the shot is the actual shot of the photo.
Honestly, I can't tell which is the male or the female. One is fuzzier and fatter than the other so I'm assuming the bigger fatter one is the male. I believe in nature other than in humans, isn't the prettier one the male?
I think this is the female. She is a little thinner and smaller. I was able to take a great shot of her tail and at a different angle.
This is at another angle. I know I posted a lot of photos but I wanted to show the different angles of the dragonfly. It's not often that a dragonfly hangs around and let you take photos of them.
This one is actually cropped but not by much. Once you crop a photo, you sort of start to lose the details of the photo. I wanted to share this one because she's smiling at me and sticking out her tongue. . hehe! I believe the dragonfly eyes are to their side. . not sure. .
I wanted to share this one because Mr. or Ms. Dragonfly was hanging out at the end of the plant. This was actually a difficult shot to take because the wind was blowing and the dragonfly would sway as the wind blows and I could not get my camera to focus. A close up shot at a distance is difficult to take especially without a tripod because the lens have difficulties focusing when the object moves and my unsteady hands causes the camera to shake.
These two last photos are photos I took the other day of Mr. Dragonfly. It was later in the afternoon so the plant caused shadows on his wings due to the direction of the sun when I took the photo.
Here is the last photo of Mr. or Ms. Dragonfly. I like this one because the dragonfly is nicely centered. I really had fun taking these photos. Maybe I'll do a bit of crafting today now that I've gotten my photography fix for the day!
Hope you like the photos! Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday!!
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