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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dragonfly Visit

Sundays in My City is hosted by Unknown Mami and is an excellent opportunity to show off where you live.

For this week's post I chose to go back to warmer times. This dragonfly stopped by for a visit while I was pruning the lilacs this past summer. I must say I enjoyed the distraction.




8 comments:

May said...

You have captured them beautifully..

Molly said...

Wow great work. I spent ages in the summer trying to capture a butterfly. No matter how long I sat still, waited, tried creeping up etc as soon as I got it in focus it would fly off. I gave up in the end, it was that or go screaming mad.

Mollyxxx

laurak@forestwalkart said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the warmer times...this shot of your visitor is awesome!!

VM Sehy Photography said...

May - Thank you for the wonderful comment. I think dragonflies are pretty. I was just thankful it sat still so long. Very patient subject.

Molly - Thank you for the kind comment. I can understand how photographing butterflies would drive one mad. I've found the best way to capture them is when they're at a watering hole. They won't stop drinking. Maybe they can't. Otherwise, it's a very difficult task. For every butterfly I've got a shot of, at least 10 have escaped me. Most insects if you keep your shadow from crossing their line of sight, will sit still, not butterflies. It's like the minute you even breathe or blink, the air stirs around them, and they're off.

Laura - Thank you for the kind comment. You're welcome for the warm. That's how far behind I am. Love dragonflies. I was very surprised how long this one sat still.

ellen abbott said...

these are beautiful.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Ellen - Thank you for the kind comment. I love photographing dragonflies. I think they're really cool. The colors and the intricacy of the wings. Interesting creatures.

Unknown Mami said...

Wonderful wings.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Unknown Mami - Thank you for the kind comment. I love dragonfly wings. The intricate patterns fascinate me.