There be Dragons!

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Ark. 16/3/17

 

Although still nice and warm it seems a bit late in the year already to be spotting dragonflies around our garden, so this was a nice surprise, and make no mistake!

Young Male Orange Winged Dropwing

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26 thoughts on “There be Dragons!

  1. You guys are just hitting early autumn now, aren’t you?
    Here in the UK we get them very late summer or early autumn. My pond is usually teeming with larvae soon after!

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      1. If your fish are like mine then they may eat it. I had a pond in a pot for this. No fish. Just an open tub of water with some plants. Worked a treat for insects. The birds also liked it for drinking and bathing.

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        1. I am ashamed to confess my knowledge of the Afrikaans language is very poor.
          Portuguese and French I can just about manage, on a good day, but that’s as far as it goes.
          I don’t understand American either.
          πŸ˜‰

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          1. Haha! Depends which American? Southern is very hard to grasp. (I know, studied there, and for 3 weeks, I thought: “I thought I spoke english, but I don’t understand a word they’re sayin'” πŸ˜‰
            A bientΓ΄t

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      1. Lol! πŸ™‚ So that’s how you picked up all those photography tips πŸ™‚

        Thank goodness for digital, I agree, but you have to have an eye and an art for it, and you certainly have it, Ark!

        Smashing photo! πŸ™‚

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        1. Thanks , Pete.
          The artistic side … well, maybe a bit. I just have no patience to learn all the technical details.I look at the Canon Manual and go cross eyed. I get lost when my focal point tries to integrate with my ISO and then everything becomes laterally inverted.
          I should actually go on a photography course … I know a friend of my daughter’s has mentioned she attends one.
          Thanks again for the nice compliment, Pete.
          And a nod to the dragonfly for being a good sport and sitting still for me!

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          1. You are welcome, Ark πŸ™‚ I was put off by using manual mode for quite a while, but I decided to experiment, on still subjects like flowers or mushrooms, and eventually you do get into it and learn how one setting affects the other. I taught myself from reading photography books. It still use auto sometimes, but mainly manual as it gives me more control over the lighting. Try and try again, fail and fail, and then triumph! πŸ™‚

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    1. I missed this. You sneaked in the back door and spray painted a comment on my wall then ran off while I wasn’t looking, didn’t you? Tell the truth now …

      Yes, the dragonflies are such wonders of nature, thank God evolution.
      Dammit… now I shall be swamped by bloody god-botherers.
      Sheesh

      πŸ˜‰

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