Dragonflies are awesome. I spend a lot of time at rivers and lakes photographing birds – and many times dragonflies come and check on me. Like little helicopters hovering in front of me, saying hello and disappearing again. I love their variety, colors and behavior.
A FEW SAMPLES
I am not an expert in dragonfly identification, I assume the first image shows a mating Southern damselfly (Coenagrion mercuriale) couple.
I love that background of this one. It’s shot against the sun http://retofuerst.com/backlight/.
The beauty of photographing near lakes is the variety of colors. In this image the background is a mixture of water, reflection and lake plants.
Nothing special, I like the lines and the smooth background.
This is a handheld 500mm shot at f/4 and look at how sharp it is. That’s crazy. If I could take it again, I would certainly slow down a few stops but still this guy turned out awesome.
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