MONDAY is MACRO DAY: WEEK 6: Dragonflies


A Dragonfly smiled at me last week!

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that dragonflies can’t smile.

Of course they can and they often do.  Here are the photographs to prove it.


This Common Darter Dragonfly smiled at me and I smiled back at him.

Common Darter Smile macro dragonfly

A Dragonfly’s Smile ©HelenBushe


This one posed quite happily for the camera too:

Common Darter Dragonfly Monday Macro

Common Darter Dragonfly ©Helenbushe


And this one flew in to see what was going on:

Common Darter Dragonfly insect Monday Macro

Common Darter on Fence ©HelenBushe


These pictures were taken on a visit last week to Brockholes Nature Reserve.

Camera : Canon 7D

Lens : Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM

Settings: ISO 800, 1/1000sec, f7.1


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