Sunday

A Day for Dragons

When I took these - the dragonflies seemed to be out and about in full force at the local ponds If you couldn't tell, I am quite enamored with these little creatures! This was my very first "in flight" shot. Well, I've taken many of them before - but none ever turned out. This is the first one where you can actually tell it is a dragonfly :) I "think" this is a Calico Pennant. As always - I'm learning from YOU - so please correct me if I am wrong. 
(NOW I think it is a Halloween Pennant)
This little guy said " cheeeeeese" and smiled when I took his picture :)
Hope your Day is filled with wonder and delight!

38 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Awesome shots. The little guy smiling is so colorful and does seem happy to be photographed. :)

Kathy said...

Their wings are pure gold in the sunshine! The first little guy reminds me of a spruced-up colorful biplane at an antique air show. Come to think of it, the analogy should be the other way around, shouldn't it!

Hilary said...

I just love dragonflies. What a perfect shot of this beauty in flight.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures of the dragonflies, Kerri! Have a Happy Sunday!

Cindy said...

Oh my gracious what exquisite shots these are. I'm getting a new appreciation for these guys from your photos

Sharon M said...

That first shot is just amazing!

Quilt Works said...

wow, great photos! So hard to get their wings in focus and you did it so well!


Quiltworks

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh my goodness - I would be squealing for joy at that first capture of it in mid-flight.
Yowza - gorgeous!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent! It is so hard to get good flight shots of these guys,I have all but given up.I will just enjoy your lovely images.Thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

CherylK said...

Gorgeous! I don't know how you do it! Do you wear your camera around your neck at all times?? :-)

A New England Life said...

Oh Kerri, lucky you! You caught one in-flight! Excellent job! I am amazed at how cute the dragonflies really are! LOL!

Robin said...

Great shots. I'm quite enamoured with Dragons and Damsels as well and know how hard it is to get a great shot.

Mindy said...

These are absolutely stunning!!

Philip said...

As a first attempt as a inflight shot it is brilliant GREAT WORK :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

My daughter and I are so envious of your talent! We adore dragonflies, but the accomplishment of getting a great photo of one remains elusive for both of us. LOL, your images motivate us to keep trying. Have a great week, Kerri.

Marcie said...

Extraordinary and amazing capture of the dragonfly in flight. Beautiful!!!

Pescalune said...

WOW the first one is really stunning !! A masterpiece :)
And the second is great - smiling dragon :)

sniehans said...

Lovely shots Kerri! The first one is amazing and the second is just so sweet! :)

I just learned this on Wednesday and thought you'd enjoy it: Airfighter pilots' suits are designed after dragonfly skin that has a layer of liquid in between two skin layers that cushions against high g-forces. They experience some of the highest in nature. Crazy, huh?!

imac said...

Wonderful shots Kerri.

greygirl25 said...

Wonderful shots. You have captured the second little guys face so well. He really looks like he has personality.

Diane said...

Wonderful shots, Keri, The second one actually looks a little bashful I think with his wings kind of sideways. I know they must be so hard to capture. Diane

maggie said...

Love it. You have a quality to your shots that makes me just ahhhhhhhh.

Krista said...

These are SPECTACULAR! Wow... I'm in looove! ;o)

Happyone :-) said...

Oh my goodness. What a picture!! Awesome!!

Barb said...

Their wings look too fragile to hold their bodies aloft! Fabulous shots.

S. Etole said...

They truly are amazing, aren't they?!

Ali said...

I just can't get over that last shot, that is awesome! I love how its just posing for you! Great job =)

Coy said...

Good shots Kerri! The first shot is incredible; capturing a shot like that only happens when you do everything right with a whole lot of luck thrown in, Well Done!!!

Cricket said...

Great shots. Love dragonflies. Beautiful, fun to watch, and they eat little biting bugs. What's not to like?

Congratulations on the potw.

Daryl said...

Wonderful captures, love those amazing bug gobbling dragons!

Congrats on the POTD mention

Nancy said...

I love this picture! Congrats on POTW - that little dragon smile deserves it!

Joanna Jenkins said...

OH-- MY-- GOSH! Your pictures are absolutely stunning! I love the "cheese" caption.

Congrats on the POTW! Well deserved.

jj

Valerie said...

Those are beautiful shots!

Leah J. Utas said...

Magnificent capture.

uncadan8 said...

WOW! Really fantastic!

Mrs4444 said...

WOW. These are amazing. Well done.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Yup, Blue Dasher. We got 'em up here! Nice shootin!

Foxglove Lane said...

Wow Kerri! What a looker! That must have made your day. X

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