The lotus and the dragonfly

June 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

The lotuses weren't the only things worth seeing at Kenilworth last weekend. The dragonflies were quite active.

Photo by John Baggaley of a lotus flower with a dragonfly.A beautiful resting spot I'm not normally a fan of insect photography, but there's something very attractive about dragonflies.

Photo of a dragonfly by John Baggaley.Balancing on the edge Dragonflies are colorful, with delicate wings and large anthropomorphic green eyes. At times, they almost seem to be smiling at you.

Photo by John Baggaley of a dragonfly landing on a lotus with no petals.Yellow, blue, and a lot of green

If you're patient, dragonflies can be a bit easier to shoot than some other insects. While they do move quickly, they have a tendency to repeat themselves. If you see one perched, resting on a leaf, and it darts away just as you're about to get that perfect shot, stay put. There's a good chance that dragonfly will soon return to the exact same spot.

 

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