'scene' along the way, birds, bugs, dragonflies, nature, on closer examination, Osprey, perseverance, photography

Dragonflies…

I confess, I was feeling a little sorry for myself, missing sitting in my former backyard with my camera and letting the photo ops just happen as they may.  Would it really be easier to be in quarantine in that house as opposed to this little place?  Probably not, it just seems that way.  But with that in mind as I walked the park yesterday I decided to look for dragonflies at the edge of the lake, and there they were.  Not as pretty colors as some I’ve seen, these all seemed to be black.  And they were pausing on the tips of the grasses that were being tossed about by the wind.  But one guy landed in the grass giving me a better chance for a picture.  As I concentrated on taking pictures I remembered that my fellow park residents always talk about the alligator that suns itself on the far side of the lake, which is where I was at that moment, so I decided that I was done for the day, though I paused to watch the osprey who was cruising on the wind overhead.04-06-20pondview04-06-20ospreysoar.jpgAs I headed home I thought of the big, fat orange dragonflies that always seemed to zoom by, teasing me while I tried for pictures in my backyard.  Zooming past but never landing where I might have a shot at a photo.  Then when I got home and put my photos into the computer I discovered this one.  Now I will have to go back and be more patient, and better prepared with a tripod next time.  It’s odd what’s right under your nose sometimes and you don’t even know it.  04-06-20orangedragonfly.jpg

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