Thursday, May 21, 2009

Why I Love Dragon Flies...

This little guy was sitting on our house when I drove in this morning - and he flew over to the garden as I got out my camera. He waited patiently while I went inside to get a sheet of tissue paper to soften the harsh light. I was able to get nice and close and take my time with him. He didn't fly away until I'd spent a good ten minutes fine-tuning my shot.

Most tiny creatures aren't too interested in sitting still while you dig out your camera, make adjustments, and stick a fat macro lens into their living space. But dragon flies are fantastic. He's beautiful, isn't he?
So - what's your opinion? Do you prefer the color version or the black and white? Click on the photo for a larger view.


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Blogger None said...

Color, definitely. Unless you're going for creepy and alien, in which case black and white will do.

May 21, 2009 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks! I guess creepy and alien isn't QUITE what I was going for. :)


May 21, 2009 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Crystal said...

Color definately!

May 21, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks, Crystal. ;)

May 21, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Arvind said...

i agree, dragonflies are top notch subjects

May 21, 2009 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

There's nothing like a creature that just sits and waits for you to plan your shot. :) And beautiful, too.

May 22, 2009 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger "Scoop" said...

absolutely color. Dragon flies have some of the most brilliant colors in the insect world. Truly a photogenic little creature.

May 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Seems like color is winning, here. Overwhelmingly. ;) Thanks for all your comments! I love hearing from everyone!

May 22, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

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