Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Monday, 19 September 2011

Monday Macro

Had a fantastic day out with Trevor, of Three Counties Herald last Thursday. This is one of the dragonflies we saw, amongst loads of other birds, animals and insects.

Ruddy Darter

Enjoy the rest of your day.


  1. Fantastic , Love the color and detail.
    Have a wonderful day/ night.

  2. Thanks Lisa.
    The day is just beginning here. Enjoy yours :-)

  3. You nailed that one. Caught him drying his wings by the look of things.

  4. Seems quite unusual to see one on the ground.

  5. Thanks Adrian. He was enjoying the sun. He didn't move, even though I got fairly close with the camera.

    Thanks John. Almost trod on him.
    The female was more sensible; sat in the bushes.

  6. Nice Dragonfly you caught, hope you had a nice time with Trevor.

  7. Thanks Bob.
    Yea, we had a great time; even the sun came out to play.

  8. Nice one Keith.

    Worth all that effort of getting down for!...lol...[;o)

  9. I always think of Dragonflies being Unicorns for faeries! Okay I am just a daydreaming kid at heart, but I find them so completely enchanting.

  10. Well, I have to say I'm very impressed with your pictures, the way you present them and your life-style that resembles mine! LOL!
    I arrived here thanks to Bob Bushell and his beautiful photography, and enjoy your "space" tremendously!
    I have to say I am bit puzzled by your Darter!
    It looks more like a "Southern" one to me, but I live in Europe (for now) and I am not sure you have these in the States.
    Our Ruddies have dark red eyes and thorax...
    Anyhow, I can't wait to see more of your Dragons and any of your pics!
    Lovely banner!

  11. Thank Trevor. Quite a way down there to his level lol

    Cristina, thank you. Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

    Lovely thought Gemel :-)

    Noushka, thanks for stopping by from Bobs place. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
    I'm in UK, and the Southern would be a bit of a rarity here; although not impossible.
    I think the black legs nailed this one for me though.

  12. Hi Keith...very nice...I just love there wings patterns and the colors!!
    Great shot!!

  13. Thank you Grace :-)

    Theresa, thank you :-)

    Thanks Elizabeth :-)

  14. A suberb capture Keith.. I knelt down to capture a toad image a few weeks ago.. twas a struggle getting up gracefully lol.

  15. Beautiful. I saw lots of these guys up at the cottage last week but I don't think I captured a shot anywhere near as nice as this one. I'm still trying to figure out that macro lens.

  16. Great depth of field. Can't beat a nicely posed Dragonfly.

  17. Superb capture Keith. I'm happy you got a nice tour and hope you will still get many of them ;-)

  18. Great Shot Keith...Im trying to catch up got too much on my plate right now...makes time a precious comodity...LOVE The shot of Jim in the older post...awesome!!

  19. Rohrerbot, thank you.

    Thanks Andrew. Yea, I know what you mean lol

    Thank you Hilary. I'm sure you'll get there ;-)

    Thanks dAwN :-)

    Thank you Adam.

    Thanks chris :-)

    Thank you Sondra. I know the feeling ;-)