Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Tamest Dragonfly

While the kids swam at Zedler Mill, I found this big dragonfly just as it settled down on a leaf. I crept up to it and slowly began taking pictures. Each time I'd get "the shot" I'd then risk moving slightly closer. No matter how close I got, he never flew away. Finally Cameron came out of the river and joined me. He was able to touch this fella...


And when Cameron extended his finger, the dragonfly climbed right on. Cameron walked everywhere with him for about 10 minutes before the dragonfly finally flew away into the bushes. But not before I'd gotten some pretty cool shots of them!

In this shot, Cameron is in focus....


And then in this shot, the dragonfly is in focus...

5 comments:

Shana said...

I am lovin' this idea! Great pictures...you are going to have to share some of your photography secrets. I'm very intrigued. I've been playing with the aperture. MckMama explained about that some. Any-who...Awesome pics!!

Mocha Momma said...

Very cool to be able to get this shot. I have a picture of my hubby with a butterfly on his hat. I thought that was neat. Of course we were in a butterfly house at the zoo, but hey, I'll take what I can get.
Nannette

Bevy said...

I LOVE dragonflys! I think they were named improperly though ... how about angelflys? ;) Thanks!

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

Great shot! We love dragonflys!
so cute boy!

TCKK said...

I love these pictures of Cameron and the dragonfly!!