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This was the biggest dragonfly I’ve ever seen, probably 6 to 7 inches long as compared to the 1 1/2 inch long dragons I usually see, and he was so well camouflaged I nearly missed him. He was hanging on to a tiny dried up leaf that had never opened, and wouldn’t leave. I just kept getting closer and closer and he let me! I was amazed and delighted!!
Taken in at the edge of Capitol Lake in Olympia, Washington (USA)
Nikon D300 ~ 105mm Nikkor lens
f9 1/320s ISO 200

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  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 3 years ago

    Super Macro shot

  • Thank you so very much Johan

    – TeresaB

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Lovely work Teresa

  • Thank you so much Larry

    – TeresaB

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    WOW, that’s close up Teresa, super shot!

  • Thanks so much Mark! I couldn’t believe he didn’t take off!! My lens was probably no more than 6 inches from his face!

    – TeresaB

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithover 3 years ago

    Now this is excellent dragonfly face:)))

  • Thank you so much Karen

    – TeresaB

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/09/02

    Stunning work!

  • Thanks so very much Maggie

    – TeresaB

  • RajeevKashyap
    RajeevKashyapover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so very much Rajeev

    – TeresaB

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, clear shot. Gorgeous colors and wonderful detail.

  • Thanks so very much Brenda

    – TeresaB

  • flyfish70
    flyfish70over 3 years ago

  • Thank you so very much flyfish!! I’m honored and I’m totally delighted!!

    – TeresaB

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    beautiful close up. good luck for the challenge ;)

  • Thank you so very much Manon

    – TeresaB

  • marycarnahan
    marycarnahanover 3 years ago

    That is soooo perfect, I love him!

  • Thank you so very much Mary

    – TeresaB

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