35 Amazing and Colourful Photographs of Dragonflies

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A quick trip into the back garden often throws up a slew of photographic opportunities. For people who are lucky enough to have a few dragonflies around, the colourful creatures are a great subject. Enjoy this collection and don't forget to check out our own tutorial on how to photograph dragonflies.

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I Love Rain (Explored #15, Front-Page) by Yogendra174, on Flickr

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Dragonfly wings by Joi, on Flickr

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My first Dragon fly eye macro by NeilsPhotography, on Flickr

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ENSAIO COM UMA LIBÉLULA – parte 3 de 5 (Test with a Dragonfly – part 3 from 5) by jonycunha, on Flickr

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Untitled by aussiegall, on Flickr

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Burgundy Dragonfly by williamcho, on Flickr

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Blue Dragon by williamcho, on Flickr

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30 Days of gratitude-Day 12 by aussiegall, on Flickr

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ready to fly by Visha~~AWAY..VERY BUSY, on Flickr

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HBWE…Everybody…:O))) by law_keven, on Flickr

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What amazing eyes by aussiegall, on Flickr

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Just Hanging Around by aussiegall, on Flickr

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Dragonfly (Damselfly) in Rest by Vincent van der Pas, on Flickr

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The Side by CharlesLam, on Flickr

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Crimson Marsh Glider (Trithemis aurora) -male by challiyan, on Flickr

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Dragonfly by dicktay2000, on Flickr

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libelula_contralux by Aitor Escauriaza, on Flickr

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Big Green Ball by CharlesLam, on Flickr

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Hallo Mr. Dragonfly! by xamad, on Flickr

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Blue Dragon by williamcho, on Flickr

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greendragon by dawn's point of view, on Flickr

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Green Eyes by audreyjm529, on Flickr

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Blue Dude by chris bartnik photography, on Flickr

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Chalcolestes viridis by ComputerHotline, on Flickr

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Friends by Yogendra174, on Flickr

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Coming Back by CharlesLam, on Flickr

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Orthetrum cancellatum / black-tailed skimmer : first hours by e³°°°, on Flickr

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Smile to the Camera Pls…. by CharlesLam, on Flickr

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Flame skimmer, Botanical Garden, Albuquerque by Ingrid Truemper, on Flickr

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Wow a dragon fly eye candy!!!! What amazing sharpness you managed to achieve – without a Macro lens.

By comparison, I have two of Canon’s Macro lenses (100mm and 180mm) plus a Canon 7D and all the other right tools: Gitzo Tripods, ball heads, a manual focussing railing, etc – and I have never got anything as clear as you have managed here. I guess it is the singer not the song — is that not the expression?

Congratulations!

Nizar

OUTSTANDING dragonfly work! Macro lens is on my wish list, but I was pretty proud of recent dragonfly shots of my own (not having had much previous luck with them!)

Gonna have to use a link again… the “Copy Image Location” bit doesn’t work for me for some reason.

Handheld, Canon EOS 50-D (no macro lens… just focal length 135mm, f 5.6, ISO 160 1/200 sec. 0 step. They don’t call me “tough-way” for no reason! LOL)

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I love watching and photographing dragonflies. These are great shots, indeed. I lucked into finding a darner resting on the side of my house on a cool summer day and managed to get this shot.

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