Sunshine’s Macro Monday:

When we visited our water reclamation wetlands on Sunday morning, we discovered the area was teaming with beautiful dragonflies!  According to a fellow photographer (he had cool camera equipment and appeared to be very knowledgeable) there were 17 species of dragonflies there at the wetlands.

Below is my favorite dragonfly photo, thanks to my husband who spotted him for me (he is my lookout for cool photo ops😊).

He is a Flame Skimmer or Firecracker Skimmer.

“If you are old and you wish to be young again, if only for a moment, try and identify a dragonfly.” ~ Simon Barnes

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NOTE: After I posted this I noticed his damaged wing.  I think that makes him even more beautiful 💚💚

PS: I captured this with my zoom lens.  I got very close, and he just posed for me.  He was such a cool fly 😎

My post for Sunshine’s Macro Monday

 

19 Comments Add yours

  1. I love dragonflies. Great photo!

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    1. Thank you! They are very odd but beautiful creatures 😊

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  2. Tech Casten says:

    Great shot.

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    1. Thank you Sheree! You really need to look around when your on a photo hunt! …and bringing my husband helps 😊

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      1. Sheree says:

        Very true, particularly at the moment.

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  3. A beautifully captured closeup The broken wing does make it an even more captivating image. Well done, Lisa. 😁👍

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  4. lolaWi says:

    that is a beauty! awesome details! what a great find, Lisa. thanks for sharing 🙂

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  5. Naomi says:

    It reminds me of a ballet dancer. Pretty awesome!

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    1. Thank you! I was so excited to see him!

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  6. Just Teri says:

    Flame Skimmer is the perfect name for him! He’s beautiful ❤
    Flaws and all 🙂

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    1. Thank you Teri! We are going back again this weekend. I was just mesmerized by the dragonflies!

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      1. Just Teri says:

        I just love your photographs!!
        When I take my walks, I always look around and take mental photographs but there’s something how a photo can stop time ❤
        Enjoy your weekend!

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