Sunday, April 10, 2011

Damsel in Distress

Picture it... the first damselfly of the year is spotted... Like Peter Lik, I ignore the dangers before me... I race to the spot... I set up... I prepare... I lean out over the water with my extremely expensive equipment and no neck strap... and to beat all the odds against me... I get the shot! Pretty awesome, huh? Cept, it wasn't dangerous, cuz I was just fishing at my pond. And, there really wasn't any setting up to do, cuz all my shots are hand-held. And, ummmm, while I DID lean over the water, my equipment cost about 1/1000 of what Peter's (yeah, we're on a first name basis... go ahead, be jealous) does and I ALWAYS use my neckstrap, because I'm extremely overprotective of my baby, ummm I mean camera. And, well, I got a shot, but it is pretty lousy, but that's OK because it IS the first damselfly of the year for me, and I WAS leaning out over the water to get the photo. Besides... notice the spider web... this was almost a photo of a "damsel in distress" bwahahahahahaha I crack myself up!

(c) Misty DawnS

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excellent shot!

Trish ~ ♥ ~

dragonflies are so interesting to watch, I spent a summer taking a class studying them


And is such a short life as well :-)

A Bit of the Blarney

How very fragile she looks. Well done! Cathy


Great shot for the first of the year! I love the spider's web and your joke.


What a lovely damselfly - good to see they're back again!


Nice that you got the face of the dragonfly. And the web nearby has the makings of a thrillah:)

Hootin' Anni

You're the most lucky of luckiest photographers!!! I spotted one just yesterday in the grass...of course when I neared it, it flew off.

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Kerri Farley

You are soooo funny!
And I LOVE the shot!!


Gorgeous shot! I've never been able to catch a dragonfly well.


As my dog Sweepy would say, "ten paws up!", risks and all! ;-)

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