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Dragonfly by Jaydehawk Dragonfly by Jaydehawk
This fellow showed up in our backyard. They really are flying jewerly, with those turquoise blue and jade green highlights.

I thought it was a pretty big dragonfly, to show up in a small inner city back yard.

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:iconunrehearsedsplendour:
UnrehearsedSplendour Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love how colourful it is! :la:
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KB952 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What kind of lens did you use for this if I may ask?
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I think, I was using a Nikon Coolpix 995 at that time, I assume I zoomed in to the max 152mm and got as close as I could.
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fluffylink Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here [link]
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Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010   Photographer
Ahhh this is awesome!
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:iconcoffeebubble:
CoffeeBubble Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww if you look upside down, it's going :aww:
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BlueEyedAriesGuy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
totally awesome
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Snupijenta Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
I LOVE them, but I hardly never see anyone, and the one and only that I´ve ever captured with my cam, I only got ONE good photo of.. :)
This is an AMAZING shot!
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Pure luck. :)
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:iconzyxaque:
Zyxaque Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
What an amazing rainbow of colours!! Beautiful
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Streame2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
You may be interested to know that your dragonfly now has an ex lover :-)[link]
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ExevaloN Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it does have alot of colors.
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :bug: :clap:
:bug: A Fave :bug:
:clap: :bug: :clap:
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thanks for the :+fav: :bow:
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:iconbrynphoto:
BrynPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008   Photographer
Beautiful, just like the dragonfly I photo'ed apart from this one is multicoloured
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m-mayhem Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Student Photographer
this is definitely my new desktop background.
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Sweet. :) Thanks!
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OnPix-artist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing ! :wow:
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Sometimes luck can be found right in your back yard ;)
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Kage-Ichihashi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
I'm very fond of dragonflies. My dream is to photograph one one day. That day has yet to come sadly... Beautiful shot.
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Early in the morning is the best time for it, when they are still a bit sleepy, or rather cold and sluggish from the night. Luck!
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Kage-Ichihashi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Ohh. Thanks for the info!
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:iconwindowchimp:
windowchimp Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
very cool :D
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:iconwindowchimp:
windowchimp Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
yup! gorgeous
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Amazing what one can find in one's back yard, not?
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
fantastic focus on the eyes. hard to get right with their reflective surfaces!
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
Thanks you, I guess Lady Luck helped a little.
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
omg thats an incredible picture! I wish I could find dragonflies like that. the only ones i seem to find here are the brown/blue back ones that all have black eyes!
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
:)
We see these more often, but they seldom sit still. The smaller damsel fly are even harder to catch...
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
most dragon flies will return to the same spot after being disturbed

u need to catch insects in the mornings tho as they rely on the heat to get their metabolic rates up
so they can't move as fast :)
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
I'll need to force myself to be out and about at that time ;)
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rockey9 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
superb, very nice colors
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DiStaNtSuN Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Gorgeous shot!!!!!!!!!!
No words..simply :+fav:
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
Thank you :D
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flamingturtle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
I like that thought, flying jewelry, that's a perfect description of these mystic creatures. Great shot.
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libelle Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005   General Artist
uuuh... :heart:
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
:D
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Finofilka Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Photographer
Phantastic macro :clap:
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
:bow: :bow:
Thank you, thank you :)
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jaypolaski Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005   Photographer
...wow... Funny how some people travel the world looking for the perfect shot, and some just open the back door. This is amazing...
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
Just goes to show, you need to:
a) always have your eyes open
b) always have your camera near

Glad you like it. :)
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jaypolaski Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Photographer
Truer words have never been spoken...lol. I go nowhere without my camera :)
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
I try, and often when I forget, I regret ;)
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jaypolaski Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005   Photographer
Yup, Murphy has it in for me too...EVERY time I forget, I miss the op of a lifetime. I finally bought a photo messenger bag, just so I could keep it with me more easily...
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
It's harder with SLR's. My little Coolpix is about the size of a hefty paperback novel, which makes it easier to carry around. On the other hand, I sometimes feel mildly silly when carrying it around everywhere ;)
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jaypolaski Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005   Photographer
As did I, in a normal camera bag... I finally found one that4 lookedl ike a regular messenger bag, but had all the padding and protection of a camera bag...I don't feel like such a :nerd: anymore :giggle:
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Hehehe ;)
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faboarts Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
Spectacular Dragonfly!
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:iconjaydehawk:
Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Thank you :)
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wytrvn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional Photographer
Simply lovely:!: :wave::flowerpot:
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