Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

One of the photography areas that has given me the greatest sense of achievement over recent years is photos of dragonflies. I got my first decent photo of a dragonfly in August last year and since then there are been several more, each of which are big achievements for me. They’re very busy insects, flying around a lot and some types barely stop at all. I love the challenge of trying to creep up on them and get a good shot. Here’s some of my favourites …

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My first ever decent photo of a dragonfly – this is a Broad-Bodied Chaser, taken in August last year.
A closer look at the Broad-Bodied Chaser
A closer look at the Broad-Bodied Chaser
My one and only photo of a Southern Hawker - another from last August
My one and only photo of a Southern Hawker – another from last August
This one was pretty amazing - a young male Broad-Bodied Chaser came to our garden! He hung around for a few days, allowing many photos to be taken!
This one was pretty amazing – a young male Broad-Bodied Chaser came to our garden in May this year! He hung around for a few days, allowing many photos to be taken!
Here he is on a sunnier day visiting our Columbine flowers
Here he is on a sunnier day visiting our Columbine flowers
This is a female Black Darter taken in July
This is a female Black Darter taken in July
Four Spotted Chaser (also July)
Four Spotted Chaser (also July)
And finally a Common Darter who really wanted his photo taken during a walk in the summer
And finally a Common Darter who really wanted his photo taken during a walk in the summer

Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement.

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