Friday, June 18, 2010

Dragonfly Delights


Dragonfly Delights digital photography

This morning I spent my time stalking the dragonflies with a camera. I was clipping the dried flowers off the rose bush when the shimmering wings completely distracted me from the chore at hand. In no time at all, I abandoned trimming the bushes but was back in the yard with my camera trying to capture the ever active dragonflies as they danced from flower to leaf to flower. I marveled how elegantly and effortlessly they were flying and landing and taking off again and again -even though that made it hard for me to focus and shoot. I admired their exquisite form and the beauty of the shiny delicate wings. I couldn't help but wonder : how do they fly with those gauzy transparent wings? And I was especially happy that all those dragonflies means we won't be swatting at pesky mosquitos when we are outdoors this summer:)

12 comments:

padmaja said...

Absolutely delightful photographs.. you were wise to stop trimming and start clicking:-) The second one will make an amazingly beautiful impressionistic painting, with the transparency of the wings, the slightly thorny stalks, the subtle petal lines on the bud.. all challenging the artist the beat the original!

meera said...

'to beat the original'- now thats a tall order :) - but worth attempting I guess. Thank you for your wonderful comments!

Carolum Art said...

magnificent snapshots, it seems that for the time!

meera said...

Thank you :) The dragon flies are out in full force and it is wonderful to watch them fly around!

Melanie Rawlings said...

Your camera is so crisp! great shot.

meera said...

Melanie, Thank you for dropping by and for your support!

Anonymous said...

Superb pics!So sharp!!
Too good, both camera and photographer :)
Nirmala

meera said...

Thanks Nirmala! --nothing like being in the right place at the right time. :) I am grateful for those opportunities.

nikhilkardale said...

Wonderful shots! Amazing creations of nature aren't they, their heavy bodies using almost-flimsy transparent wings to stay aloft. Its good that they 'believe' in nature and do not blindly follow the laws of Physics! :)

meera said...

Thanks Nikhil - you are so right -they are amazing creatures and I can spend hours watching them :)

Anonymous said...

I never thought these would look so amazing till I saw your pictures!!!! superb shots!!
- Makarand

Meera Rao said...

Thanks Makarand :) they are beautiful creatures and a wonder to watch!

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