June 15, 2010

not as easy as it looks.....

oh
the dragonfly
~
it flits
it flies
it's faster than a speeding bullet
~well kind of~
~
but
if you make like a tree
down by the water's edge
and
use your zoom lens
you just might be able to catch one
~
and
if you do
it will kind of take your breath away
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42 comments:

  1. Dragonflys are so hard to photograph ~ but you did an excellent job here. What a stunning photograph ~ lovely!

    Hope you have a blissful day!
    xo Catherine

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  2. Holy cow Beth! Truly amazing photo! Imposable really. Or is that impossible? Hee hee haa haa!

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  3. Wow - it certainly took my breath away, and I didn't even have to take the picture!

    Gorgeous!

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  4. My favourite insect for sure. Lovely captures of this beauty.

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  5. AnonymousJune 15, 2010

    I need to practice the 'make like a tree' part. Awesome photo of one of Mother Nature's beautiful creatures.

    Di

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  6. they are "flighty" subjects and you obviously did a great job making like a tree! :-)

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  7. Those wings ! Love this.

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  9. you had much better luck than me! LOL plus my hands shake with the zoom.

    gorgeous shots!

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  10. It just goes to show some photographers have the skill to capture a really quick moving dragon fly. Nice photos.

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  11. AnonymousJune 15, 2010

    no, not easy at all. but when you do manage to get a good shot of dragonflies and butterflies... well.. doesnt it just take your breath away?

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  12. wow. yes it takes my breath away

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  13. oh wow, a moment in time.... soo beautifully captured... really truly... LOVE... yay, zoom... yay YOU... sooo fabulous...

    xxo, kim

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  14. Oh Beth.. this is beautiful... I have one posted today too but it's not nearly as pretty as the df's you get up there!!!!

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  15. Beth, the photos are stunning, the wings are so thin. I think it is a great capture for sure. they took my breath away. take care.

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  16. AnonymousJune 15, 2010

    G-R-E-A-T photos!!

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  17. Outstanding! it is NOT easy at all...I was able to get a side angle view of one without falling into the river...however I need LOTS more practice and experience to even come close to capturing such an amazing shot!

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  18. Yes, they always take my breath away. I love to stand still when I am watering my garden and watch the play in the mist. Beautiful. And you are amazing.

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  19. Beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen a black and white dragonfly before. Maybe we don't have them in Florida. So glad you had the patience to capture this shot!

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  20. Amazing. I'm going back to gaze a bit more.

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  21. i love dragon flies.

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  22. a m a z i n g. i have always had a thing for dragonflies... this one takes me breath away for sure.

    love, love, love the fresh crisp look you got going on.

    xoxoox

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  23. Lovely!...You "made like a tree" well:)

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  24. oh wow. these are amazing...i love dragonflies!

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  25. Such a beautiful picture. I can't sit still that long before my diuretic for hypertension kicks in and sends me running for the nearest bathroom!

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  26. ...not just kind of. =)

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  27. You must have the patience of a saint!
    Beautiful,
    jj

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  28. Take your breath away is right! Such a glorious and symbolic image for me today. Thank you Beth...and thank you for being such a supportive blog buddy! xoxo

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  29. So beautiful Beth- I love dragonflies.

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  30. WOW ~ I am blown away. Stunning photographs beth

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  31. That picture did take my breath away...what a beautiful creature!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  32. They are tied for my favorite insect--with fireflies.

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  33. WOW... those are amazing.
    make me want to go sit at the creek!

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  34. gorgeous shots of the dragonfly. they are difficult to capture. they never seem to settle. have a great night~

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  35. Geezzz Beth. this one is a beauty. never ever did i see a black and white spotted one like this. Gorgious. Oh and I do know it's not easy, you keep hopping back and forth sneeking up on them :-))) but it sure is fun to try.
    D.

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  36. Oh, the pink in those delicate wings...so beautiful! It must be a girl dragonfly. For sure.

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  37. I've never been so lucky to catch one in repose. Simply lovely.

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  38. Isn't a dragonfly the most amazing of God's creations? I love them passionately! These images make me happy.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth