I had a decent opportunity to photograph a large dragonfly in my backyard today. This is exciting to me, because I have not had good luck with them. For me, either they don’t land when I have my camera, or they fly away quickly when I do. This one stuck around for quite a while. The problem is he didn’t make it easy on me for my positioning – he was quite a bit higher than my eye level and never would turn to face me. I really wanted to get a good view of his eyes, but he was shy, I guess. Later, I saw him flying around in the sunlight and his body was brilliant blue. Nonetheless, here are the best shots I have ever gotten of a dragonfly. Weird, weird creatures.
He’ll be back tomorrow. And, so will I.