Dragonfly Photos

Posted Jun 27, 2004
Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
dragonfly closeup
dragonfly eating damselfly
red dragonfly
dragonfly in water

The dragonfly is an amazing predatory insect. Its flying abilities are spectacular, as it can hover at one spot and then zip with lightning speed after some prey. Dragonflies are very alert, and with their big, multi-faceted eyes, see their surroundings well--it's hard to sneak up on a dragonfly. I used a telelphoto for most of these photos, though I was able to get close enough to use a macro lens on some of the shots. Dragonflies are predators. They eat mosquitos and practically any juicy insect that flies.        


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flying dragonfly

Capturing a dragonfly in flight is especially challenging. This was one of four shots I got trying to photograph dragonfly flight for over an hour.

dragonfly flower

Dragonfly on a flower.

black and white dragonfly

A black and white dragonfly.

drogonfly on stick

A dragonfly perched on a stick.

blue dragonfly

A blue dragonfly basking in sunlight.

dragonfly eating damselfly

Dragonfly eating a damselfly.