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Stunning! Whenever I've tried taking photos of dragonflies they always fly off before I get a good one :rolleyes:
 
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Love those huge colorful eyes! Great shot!
 
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Stunning! Whenever I've tried taking photos of dragonflies they always fly off before I get a good one :rolleyes:
They are creatures of habit watch them for a minute find there favorite spot to sit the when there flying round set up and focus where they will land .
 
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I love dragonflies and watch them daily, during pond season. They land on me or my chair often. I have them in most every color. A few months ago, I saw a brown one in the parking lot of a supermarket. Seems I didn't have one in that shade, I debated on catching it, and letting it loose in the car until we got home. Trout like them, too. Especially the blue ones.
 
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Wow @Shirlpit2 ! The one with the pink body is beautiful! I've never seen one like that before! Where are you located?
I live in Sarasota,FL and the pond is part of my property a drainage pond for the community

Thanks for your reply
 
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I'm a real fan of dragonflies and love trying to catch them with the camera. I've gone so far as to even catch them underwater! Dragonfly nymphs are carnivores and love worms, I had one in an aquarium and would drop a worm near it, while the camera was set up.

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Wonderful Dragon shots you guys!
Did not know they could eat a worm but makes sense since they eat baby fish.
 

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Here's a lucky shot! Catching them in flight is really a matter of a lot of wasted shots. They are such incredible fliers, fast and often moving with random direction changes.

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That is an outstanding shot! Look closely at the very tip of his abdomen. See how it’s shredded a bit? That denotes a recently mated male. Beautiful capture, @Stephen T.! Here’s a similar example posted years ago of the same species, I believe:
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Same mating injury, also.
 
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We have zero mosquitoes here, I think they help in the removal of them.
 
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I love ALL the pics, thanks for sharing you guys!
I found 3 dead dragonfly tangled up in the pond netting, another reason why I like the hard mesh better!
 
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I found 3 dead dragonfly tangled up in the pond netting, another reason why I like the hard mesh better!
That and the birds, frogs etc is why I use the wide weave netting. It stops nothing but the heron.
 

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