Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One dragonfly. Two dragonflies

I had been aiming at the dragonfly for an hour for some flying actions. My clicking speed just failed at the moment it appeared in the viewfinder suddenly. In addition, it would not get near due to my stinky body smell.

This was the best from the one-hour exercise. A dragonfly which looked like a mosquito, and its shadow.

I decided to stop since it never stopped for me. I re-studied its flying patterns hoping for a better vantage point and,

I got this. It was then another half an hour passed. As long as time was not a concern, I always enjoyed the game. So I continued.

Wow!! I finally got some decent few, not because I had improved my skill or speed. Another dragonfly had joined in the action, and both of them slowed down.

One lonely dragonfly kept flying back and forth. Two dragonflies spent times chit-chatting.

They were like human, on certain aspect.

24 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Are they trying to land on that leaf?

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, those last three shots are fantastic.

Ayie said...

i agree, fantastic shot!

SquirrelQueen said...

Rainfield, all the reflections on the water are fantastic. I love seeing your game with the dragonflies.

Diane AZ said...

I love the second photo, the dragonfly looks nice hovering above the blue and green colors.

rainfield61 said...

Kirigalpoththa:
No, they never landed on the leaf, but somehow it served as my focus point.

Poetic Shutterbug:
Thanks. I was excited by these few. I thought I wouldn't them, but a little more patience helped.

Ayie:
Hi!! You are back for this "fantastic shot". LOL.

SquirrelQueen:
I am lucky to have the actuals matching the plan.

Diane:
Hmmm... I am slightly greedy. I love all.

Kim and Victoria said...

Good for you to have all that patience!

Cheryl said...

Wow, I really enjoyed these wonderful photos. Great capture and what patience!

wenn said...

wow, it's not easy to capture a flying dragonfly!

Ratty said...

Wow! You really got some good pictures of them. One dragonfly is hard to get. Three dragonflies are simply amazing.

eileeninmd said...

I like the last three shots too. I have trouble focusing on the moving objects.

Icy BC said...

Your patience paid off! Beautiful photos, but I love the reflection ones best..

Mumsy said...

Hi there..thanks for stopping by! I don't remember how I got to your blog, and you do have a beautiful one.

I deleted the comment because I'm quite certain that you and I will clashed..

VanillaSeven said...

They are socializing. You should join their talk rather than taking photo rainfield :D

WiseAcre said...

I'm not sure which is more frustrating to chase. Butterflies and dragonflies always tease me when I try to get their photos.

Loshini said...

i like the 2nd pic!

Mei Teng said...

Read somewhere that dragonflies need sunlight to fly. They are beautiful insects.

Tabib said...

I can see two helicopters and an aircraft carrier there. ;)

Gallicissa said...

Belated Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Lovely to see you focussing your camera on dragonflies. They are quite interesting photo subjects.

Bangchik said...

I love the habit of dragonflies. They somehow like to move and land on the same spot, again and again. It's like doing routine for some competition. As they say, practice makes perfect. ~bangchik

Autumn Belle said...

Great shots. The dragonflies reminds me of hellicopters.

jeannette stgermain said...

Your tenacity paid off Rainfield!

John said...

Amazing photos Rainfield. I've never managed to get a picture of a dragonfly in flight despite trying dozens of times :-(

By the way, I just posted a blog award for you :-)

The Retired One said...

Loved the "in flight" shots!!!