The Dragonfly: A cooperative subject to photograph

This photo was taken at one of my favorite locations—the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens.  There’s a pond that is quite popular where people like to get their photos taken.  Usually they create a commotion, get their pictures taken then move on.  I can remain in that area for 15 minutes to a half hour—maybe even longer.  It’s the best spot to ‘hunt’ for interesting subjects to photograph—like the dragonfly. If you’re interested in taking photos of dragonflies, be patient.  They are actually pretty cooperative.  They may fly away from a spot—but if you wait a few seconds, they will return … Continue reading The Dragonfly: A cooperative subject to photograph

Circle of Life: Dragonfly

I was in my garden and noticed a dead dragonfly on a stone.  Ants were busy ‘cleaning up’ the mess and there was a fly nearby.  Three hours later, I checked the carcass to see the ants’ progress.  Notice how the ants are gone. Notes about photos:   Date:  July 2007 Camera:  Sony DSC-H2 This post launches a new category:  Circle of Life.  Oh yes, I have more photos like these and have been waiting for the right outlet to show them.  So, either skip the category or prepare for some unusual photos. Continue reading Circle of Life: Dragonfly