Your Dragonfly photos

Photographing Dragonflies and Damselflies certainly kept you busy!

A round-up of Nature Photo Challenge #10: Dragonflies. 15 bloggers submitted photographs, all of which were fascinating:

  • Rebecca got us off to a “zum-zum” with photos of a Red-tip and a Copper Dragonfly, plus a Dragonfly poem!
  • A fellow photographer from Belgium! Jacques brought his unique skills into play with a glorious gallery focusing on the Banded Demoiselle damselfly.
  • Dragonflies in Australia? Woolly found one.
  • Ruth certainly delivered, with a great gallery of both Dragonflies and Damselflies, including the Ruddy Darter from above.
  • A super gallery from Sarah again, with damsels and dragons from the UK, North Korea, Nepal. Colombia, and Oman.
  • PR went on a stroll near Dresden and found two beautiful Damselflies.
  • Dawn also found a Dragonfly on one of her local walks.
  • For a couple of gorgeous Dragonflies and a Damselfly, check out Cee‘s page.
  • Here is another page you must check out: Maria’s lovely closeups, including a shot I have never been able to pull off (see below)!
  • Brian showed no modesty with his glorious photos of dragons and damsels mating, even on a car aerial! Thankfully he gave us a warning!
  • Ever seen a Heron with a Dragonfly sitting ON THE HERON’S BEAK? No, neither have I. But Babsje has, and has the proof!
  • Welcome to Kammie for her first entry into this challenge with a resplendent Dragonfly.
  • Are Dragonflies aware of our presence as we photograph them? asks Deb.
  • Did you know one Dragonfly can eat 100 mosquitoes per day? And that they can fly backwards? And that one Dragonfly has 30,000 lenses? And that … hey, Philo has plenty more great Dragon facts!
  • We finished with Geriatri”X” who found a dragonfly apparently hitching a lift on a trailer.

Thanks to all of you who submitted photos. It has been fascinating to see so many pictures of these wonderful insects.

Special mention this week goes to Maria who blogs from Uppsala in Sweden at KameraPromenader. She achieved what is extremely difficult: a photograph of a Dragonfly in flight.

Maria’s photo of a  Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta). As its name suggests, it is a migratory dragonfly, and has recently been spreading more northwards.

Hey, how are you getting on with Nature Photo Challenge #11: Yellow? I’ve had 19 great submissions so far, but there’s plenty of time left to enter.


  1. Fascinating collection from the participants!
    Never knew that there are that many colours.
    A visual treat indeed!
    Since you compile the participants in one place it’s much simpler to meet every one much faster and an opportunity to meet the new ones.
    Thank you Denzil.

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