Under the Radar

Dragonfly Scorcher 025

Sitting next to the lake I was pondering on how dragonflies always seem to keep their distance from me, avoiding my eager lens for two whole years, when I noticed a keeled skimmer systematically patrolling the margins and repeatedly returning to the same spot to observe the view…

After making several (clumsy) attempts to photograph the skimmer without any results at all…I returned to my seat to rethink my strategy…

Crawling on my belly was the only real option that remained…keeping low to avoid the dragonflies’ highly advanced detection system. 😉

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16 responses

  1. Well, it was worth the trouble. Great shots – especially the wing close-up … RH

    July 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

  2. I agree beautiful close-ups!

    July 3, 2014 at 9:42 am

  3. jessyh19

    Amazing macrophotography skills! I love the patterning on their wings.

    July 3, 2014 at 12:17 pm

  4. Stunning shots 🙂

    July 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  5. Fantastic set of photos!

    July 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

  6. Ed

    Well worth the effort, excellent macro shots.. 🙂

    July 4, 2014 at 7:39 am

  7. He is handsome.. and hairy… Worth the crawling.. hehe
    Plus you had a great adventure.

    July 5, 2014 at 2:44 am

    • Thank you Loty…it was a perfect situation. 😎

      July 5, 2014 at 4:54 am

  8. Amazing pictures. Fabulous detail.

    July 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

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