Inspired by Life is very apt when it comes to Dragonflies. I hate mosquito’s and dragonflies love mosquito. On the flip side Dragonflies are a tasty little treat for baby birds. I remember watching the first 8 day life cycle of Redwing Blackbird chicks. The female would often bring home a dragonfly as food for the chicks. For each there is a place.
The wetlands have seen few dragonfly over the past couple of years so it was nice to get out and walk around and see them flitting from one plant to another. Catching them on camera was a totally different story. Just when you have the lighting right and the focus almost perfect, they up and fly away. What I have learned though is very often they will come back to the same plant.
For me I am always happy to see an abundance of dragonfly in my garden. The last few weeks after all the rain we have had they do seem to be in abundance. I also same some damselfly. However, they did not sit still long enough for me to capture them. Next time I think I will go out with my macro and see what I can come up with.
I hope you enjoy the different species of dragonfly that I managed to find.
Dragonfly are fun to watch. They are really busy little critters. And if you happen to get up close to them you will find that often they are chomping on something. Their mouths are going all the time. Their eyes are incredible when you manage to capture them in macro and all over the dragonfly is a pretty cool critter.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s Inspired by Life. This is a circle blog although we are a little on the light side this month. Please take time to visit my friend Ceri of Ceri Herd Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on her pages.