Blue Dreams by David Friederich

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This is a blue eyed darner, the largest dragonfly in BC. This image was captured at a wetlands area not far from Campbell River, on Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast. I used my Nikon D300, with my 200-400 mm lens and 20 mm extension tube to capture this. Recently, I captured a similar image I titled “Dragonfly Flight”. That image was so unique, and so hard to capture, I wondered if I could repeat it. Here is the repeat, a day later, using the same technique with a different lens.

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blue, dragonfly, insects, eyed, darner

If I could live my life to live over, I would be a biologist because nature provides me with such joy and passion. I am able to capture and share my experiences in nature with good camera gear, and through the medium of RedBubble. I hope you enjoy my work capturing scenes from nature.

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  • melant1017
    melant1017over 6 years ago

    Well done! Love the motion in the wings :)

  • Thank youl, Mel. I like that too.

    – David Friederich

  • Melzo318
    Melzo318over 6 years ago

    Wow! You caught him in motion! The blue is beautiful! Great work!

  • Thank you, Ozlem. Catching her in action was the challenge. Blue is her colour…I appreciate your comment.

    – David Friederich

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 6 years ago

    wonderful capture !!

  • Thanks again, Lu. I am proud of this one.

    – David Friederich

  • jesika
    jesikaover 6 years ago

    Another beautiful & very special iamge

  • Thank you, Jesika. Glad you like this one.

    – David Friederich

  • AtaAlishahi
    AtaAlishahiover 6 years ago

    that is something David, you did amazing job my friend :)

  • Ata, this was a very difficult image to capture. I have scores of duds, but did manage to get a few good ones like this. I wanted to capture a dragonfly in flight, and finally was successful. Thank you for you comment.

    – David Friederich

    REDREAMERover 6 years ago

    this REALLY is something…….i mean VERY well captured… is difficult to do………… bit like trying to photograph a hummingbird. Lovely Blue…….and the title is so apt.

  • Thank you so much, Wendy. I am glad you dropped by and left a comment. They are difficult. I spent a whole morning trying to get this one shot. Hope to see you again.


    – David Friederich

  • EnVee
    EnVeeover 6 years ago

    a job well done! perfect capture :)

  • This was a big accomplishment. Focussing on dragonflies I learned is not easy. Thank you.

    – David Friederich

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 6 years ago


  • This is good news, Marie. Thank you. And thanks to Meli, too.

    – David Friederich

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 5 years ago

    Nice shot!!!

  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenaganabout 5 years ago

    David, an amazing shot, fantastic, colour and movement, loved your birds in flight shots on your bubble site brilliant work, definetly a fav. cheers John

  • Thank you for this awesome comment, John.

    – David Friederich

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