Dragonfly - up close

October 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

While walking the dogs one evening, I noticed a green dragonfly sitting in the gutter being taken away by ants.  I picked up the dragonfly and brought it home to photograph the details of the dragonfly.  As I setup my little studio to photograph the dragonfly, I also had to pluck off a few ants that I didn't want in the photo.  It was at this time, that I noticed the dragonfly was still alive.  I put a small brush with bristles under it's legs and it grabbed them.  Hmmm, so as I looked closer, I realized that one of the wings was damaged as well as a leg.

For those of you that might not have seen a dragonfly up close - this was taken with the Nikon 60mm macro lens - the detail and sharpness of this little dragonflies face is amazing!

The brush the dragonfly grabs onto.

Side view of the dragonfly.

One of the many wonders of our world....


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