Face to face with Dragonfly

Red Skimmer Dragonfly of the Spring Mountains, Nevada.

I took this photo on top of Big Falls near the spring in July 2007.
She was hunting up there for flies.

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dmiki

dmiki - Jul 22, 2007 4:43 am - Voted 10/10

Yummy!

A cherry on wings!

Vladislav

Vladislav - Jul 22, 2007 2:33 pm - Voted 10/10

What an encounter!

How close did you have to get to take this photo? As always, your wildlife shots are amazing!
Vlad.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 22, 2007 6:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What an encounter!

Thanks Vlad. I sat down near the dragonfly and stretched my arms putting the camera slowly right in front of its face to get this macro. It was a fun challenge. Cheers

Azra

Azra - Jul 22, 2007 4:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing shot!

I like it!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 22, 2007 6:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing shot!

Thanks Azra. I still haven't succeeded in taking photos of the blue ones. There were many of them in the same area where this red one, but they just kept flying around and didn't land on anything. Maybe someday.

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Jul 23, 2007 2:41 am - Voted 10/10

Bravissima Anya...

Bellissima!!!!!!

Ciao Antonio

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 23, 2007 3:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bravissima Anya...

Grazie Antonio :)

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Jul 25, 2007 5:22 pm - Voted 10/10

That's almost incredible!

What a beautiful insect!
Cheers,
Hiltrud

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 25, 2007 5:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's almost incredible!

Thanks Hiltrud. They look even more majestic when they are in flight. I like to watch them.

NewDayRising

NewDayRising - Dec 10, 2007 12:51 am - Voted 10/10

Very Nice

I love dragonflies. I grew up with a man-made pond in my backyard, where we'd get a variety of wildlife and insect visitors.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Dec 10, 2007 1:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Nice

Thank you. It is fun to watch them hunt and rest by the water.

bijan_tango

bijan_tango - Apr 10, 2008 4:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Ready to fly!

micro Helicopter of the animal world ... so perfect flying machine that i cant help admiring them... very nice shot and thanks for posting..
have fun

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Apr 10, 2008 5:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ready to fly!

Yes, they are definitely amazing and tireless. I would love to take a close up like that of a blue one sometime, but so far I had much more luck with the red ones. Thanks for the comment.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jul 11, 2008 12:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Fantastic!

Great shot! I wish this amazing hunter much success eating mosquitos.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 13, 2008 7:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic!

Thank you. I also cheer for all kinds of creatures that find mosquitos to be a delicacy!

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