Spring's First Dragon by Briar Richard

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I was so excited to be among these fascinating creatures again, as I hadn’t photographed them in months. Loving the early Spring and Summer weather this year!

Taken in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

Nikon D7000
Tamron 90mm macro on tripod
ISO 200
1/1250 sec

The observable Universe sprang into existence 13.7 billion years ago, and has evolved to observe itself. In my opinion, there’s no greater event to consider. I enjoy astronomy, photography, and time with my wife and little boy. While capturing and editing photos, I jam to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Air Supply, LMFAO, The Foo Fighters, REM, Barry Manilow, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Duran Duran, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, U2, Boyz to Men, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Color Me Badd, and The Beach Boys.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 3 years ago

    that’s beautiful! and what a colorful background. great shot sir ;)

  • Hi Manon! Thank you so much!

    – Briar Richard

  • Bob Daalder
    Bob Daalderalmost 3 years ago

    I agree with Manon! it’s a beauty Briar…

  • Hey, Bob! Thanks for your wonderful comment!

    – Briar Richard

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 3 years ago


  • Wow! Very generous of you, Larry! Thanks!

    – Briar Richard

  • davvi
    davvialmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks very much, davvi!

    – Briar Richard

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryalmost 3 years ago

    What lovely colors, Briar. The dragonfly with its blue and gold tones fits in perfectly with the background. Makes for a harmonious image!

  • Hi Mrs. Bonnie! You have such a way with words. Thanks for your wonderful comment!

    – Briar Richard

  • Curtis  Sheppard
    Curtis Sheppardalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Curtis, for your kind compliment!

    – Briar Richard

  • Ann Barnes
    Ann Barnesalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture!! Love it :)

  • Thanks for your kind words, Ann. So glad you like the pic!

    – Briar Richard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Hi Ray! thanks!

    – Briar Richard

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    A lovely capture!!

  • Thanks you so much, lorilee, for your kind words!

    – Briar Richard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

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  • Wow, thanks, Ray! It is an honor to be featured in our awesome group!

    – Briar Richard

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