I've hoped to have a shot at some dragonflies, and got my chance Monday.
I don't tire of observing bees and capturing them at work.
I've worked that area, goodbye!
Really getting into it.
Here comes a dragon, headed for a perch with a good background. Will it land facing me?
Yes, and it angled its body upward and caught the sunlight! The iridescence of the wings lasted but a moment. Now I can enjoy it at my leisure.
The sky was the best background for this group.
Swaying in the breeze, it was a challenge to frame and focus on this moth while it perched on a flimsy flowering stalk.
It was a little easier in this location, though those six legs were moving.
Taking a sip.
This one is almost camouflaged for its flower perch. I angled for a background that would show them both to advantage for my eye and my camera.
Watch out for this ambush.
This combination of bloom and desiccation made me think of driftwood.
A garden variety sea serpent?
This bullfrog watched very patiently for any flying insects that might approach.
This dragonfly almost got too close!