Life (and death) at the Pond!
This Morning I was up before the sun (for a change) and out the door in minutes. Perhaps it was the call of the full August moon that got me going?
When I arrived at my destination, the moon was fairly high in the Western sky and I immediately decided to photograph the young Osprey front lit by the sunrise and backlit by the moon. As I clicked away using 2 different cameras, a familiar cry hit my ears... Dad coming in with a fish! (yes.. the fish gave its life so that the birds can live... though I'm sure not willingly )
The images below are the best of that series ,,, Click play to view the 7 images.
Dragonflies never cease to amaze me. They really bring back the boy in me... As a kid I marvelled at nature Bugs to birds to fish and animals.. Plants and trees as well!
I am pleased with my DrFly captures over the past couple of weeks... Magical wee beasts!
Though they may not breathe fire... they are indeed powerful predators, as you will see in the images below!
The photo above is a large dragonfly at rest (resembling some great Russian helicopter)
After clicking a few frames, I scared him/her up and a blue DamselFly was caught!
The photos below show this powerful dragon devouring the Damsel. It took approximately 7 minutes to leave behind only the wings! ... Terrifying on a tiny scale!
Damsel in Distress (click "play" ..top left on image below)
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