Dart, Dash, And Dive

While hanging out with the Heron at the Chattahoochee River yesterday, the place was abuzz with dragonflies.  I have to confess, before picking up a camera a couple of years ago, I found these creatures to be a bit disconcerting.  The way they would dart and dash and dive made me think of them as overgrown bees; but now that they have become fodder for photography, I find them fascinating!

Here is one fellow that briefly paused to pose.




Isn’t that face the absolute definition of bug-eyed!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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17 Responses to Dart, Dash, And Dive

  1. Jill Kuhn says:

    YAY! You got photos of dragonflies!! 😃😊😍 I like your photos much better! My dragonfly landed on my knee so you see my wrinkled skin. Lol! 😉

    • kathydoremus says:

      I didn’t get a ton of time with them since I had been hanging out with the Heron. I want to go back and try and get some more shots. They are so cool!

  2. Sheila Moss says:

    Very graceful critter. You captured it well. I’ve noticed that dragonflies seem to frequently be the inspiration for jewelry, like pins. So apparently a lot of people find them interesting.

  3. Jodi says:

    OMG Kath! These photos belong in National Geographic! Bravo! I don’t ever recall seeing such detail as this!!! 🙂

  4. jmnowak says:

    He’s a handsome fella…

  5. Some very nice photos! Love those big green eyes!

  6. Seriously. Your work is amazing, Kathy. These things used to creep me the heck out; I’ll have to try looking at them differently now. 😉

  7. Trail Walker says:

    Wonderful pictures! Love the phrase “fodder for photography.” Your love of alliteration is showing!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I am addicted to alliteration and half the time have to go back and do some un-alliterating to make my posts more palatable for others!

  8. I can chase these fellas all day and not get a decent close-up. Great steady hands!

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