BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

MEADOWHAWK

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meadow-hawk

Dragonflies were the first insects I shot when I started photography and remain among my favourites. I took this Meadowhawk last July with my faithful 105mm lens. A nice thing to know about dragonflies is that most of the time they will return to their last perch. Even if they are startled they’ll usually come back to the same leaf/twig. I just set my lens on that spot and wait for them to return😉

27 thoughts on “MEADOWHAWK

  1. They have interesting faces! Lots of detail here. Well done.

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  2. Beautiful portrait – you’ve really caught him! A

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  3. Thanks for introducing us to another winged delight, Brenda. In addition to their beauty, dragonflies seen to resonate with most cultures around the world. For some they are a symbol of change, good luck, prosperity and happiness. Others, not so much — names like horse stinger and eye poker suggest a less-than-happy relationship with humans. And the devil’s darning needle — which would stitch up the mouths and ears of children who didn’t listen to their parents. 🙂

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  4. Odonata do make lovely subjects, if they keep still long enough 🙂 Great image!

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  5. Nice how the leaf is curled up. I’ll be watching for that return pattern this summer.

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  6. Never heard that name here in NZ, and was envisioning a large bird of the Hawk variety, but he looks just as scary, lol.

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  7. Fantastic close-up, Belinda, and thanks for the great tip.

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  8. Superb! 🙂
    They often come back and “let” you get reasonably close! (Quite aware for insects!)

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  9. It’s so wonderful to tell people the dragonfly will be back and watch their faces when the dragonfly does come back!

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  10. Good tip! Love the eyes. 🙂

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  11. Beautiful clarity and close-up Belinda! I love how curious about us as we are about them too. 🙂

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  12. Good to know, Belinda! Thanks for the tip!

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  13. Dragonflies are one of my favorite subjects too

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