Dragonfly Bubblebath

Yesterday morning, I posted on a dew-covered Cicada. Today’s post features another dew-covered critter I found on that wonderful morning, a dew-covered Dragonfly in the prairie grass. Besides the wonderful photo opps of such a find, the dragonfly is essentially “helpless”, allowing you to move around quite easily and take a lot of photos, from a lot of different angles. Once the dew begins dissipating, they will either move around in circles, to maintain as much distance from you as they can, or fly off, if they are capable. So if you make such a find, be sure to grab all the shots you want while you can. And even then, I always try to quickly grab my shots and then back away from the subject, so as to minimize any impact I may be causing. And especially be mindful not to touch the insect, or his perch, causing him to fall off. Here are a couple of images I captured that morning:

Dew-covered Dragonfly

Dew-covered Dragonfly


Not sure of the species … you could see markings, but the numerous dewdrops made it more difficult for identification. I always love grabbing images of critters and wildflowers, with dewdrops (or water droplets from an overnight shower). And I especially enjoy peering deeply into the droplets and seeing the reflected landscapes! By the way, ever notice that the landscapes are “upside-down” in the droplets? Such an interesting phenomenon!



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