Ever since I managed to get a photo of a flying dragonfly with one of my first cameras, a Canon Tlb, I have loved seeing dragonflies flitting about. I am lucky to have an assortment of dragonflies on my property. Many an hour has been spent at the dam or chasing a dragonfly about the garden trying to get that great dragonfly photo.
Unfortunately I don’t know the names of many of the dragonflies I have captured but once I have published this post, I am sure there are people who will let me know their names.
I love the different shapes and colours of dragonflies. This is a slender dragonfly not the usual bigger ones I see.
I found this one sitting on the flower in the dam. I love the reflection in the water.
The yellow dragonflies like to sit on the ground
“Don’t touch my stick”
They do like to hang onto the reeds in the dam too
I don’t see the orange (ish) dragonflies much
They like to stay out of the rain
But the red and blue dragonflies are always around
Dragonflies look very interesting up close
Dragonflies can also be interesting from afar. I was taking some photos of the Honey Gem Grevillia and didn’t notice that I had been photo-bombed by a dragonfly
Some dragonflies sit with their tails a bit bent
Others like their tails up especially the ones with spotted wings
There is always a chance encounter with a couple of dragonflies who like to “enjoy” each others company
I was chasing a dragonfly around my besties garden when I sat down on the deck when suddenly the dragonfly appeared. I think he was checking me out.
Did you enjoy my dragonflies?