Thursday, February 9, 2012

An Abundance of Dragonflies

As mentioned in my post for World Bird Wednesday, our stop off at a small lake in the Redlands area resulted in some wonderful surprises. Not one or two dragonflies, but an abundance of them and numerous species too.

This is the Graphic Flutterer. The images aren't as sharp as I would like but this one wasn't as keen to sit and pose for long.


Meet the Wandering Percher. A little more compliant for photographs.



It took a quite while to capture this next one - the Blue Skimmer.



And finally, the Australian Tiger - apparently very territorial but only with their own species.



I am still amazed at how many different dragonflies we encountered. The only editing done was cropping and very minor clarity & contrast adjustments. I was extremely happy with most images SOOC.

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15 comments:

BF said...

Great closeups! So much detail in their web-like wings!

Giga said...

Ważki takiej jak na pierwszych dwóch zdjęciach jeszcze nie widziałam.Zdjęcia wszystkich śliczne. Pozdrawiam. *** Dragonflies such as the first two pictures I have not seen. Pictures of all beautiful. Yours.

Bec said...

Wow; amazing! You are so talented.

Karin M. said...

Fantastic butterfly photos,
great color and quality.
Best regards, Karin

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Excellent close ups. The colours are stunning, and they are crystal clear.
Shaun

Joop Zand said...

My compliments Liz....these are so woderfull photographed.

Greetings, Joop

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photos.

Regards and best wishes

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

WoW! Gorgeous shots... I love the detail & the blue sky background!

Ross said...

Wow! Very nice! What type of macro do you use?

Juliana said...

Cool captures!
Beautiful dragonflies...
Oh, they're so hard to catch!
xoxo, Juliana

Kathy said...

LOVE that red dragon! He/she is a real looker!

Michael S-B said...

Just stunning.
From a few weeks ago, wishing you could capture these creatures that never seem to stay still, to these amazing, professional-looking shots all taken in one visit!

Simone said...

What absolutely brilliant photographs! I am so intrigued by dragonfly's and these ones are just so amazing. Don't know how you managed to get such incredible shots - I'm in awe!!!

ladyfi said...

wow - wonderful clarity and detail in these gorgeous shots!

Antonio said...

They are wonderful and difficult to photograph, congratulations!

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