Oh wow! What a gorgeous dragonfly. Those colors are incredible. I like that you were able to crop it so it's larger. It remained very clear in doing so. I've never seen dragonflies in this color before.
Yep, lovely.And yes, the native size of my image out of the camera is 16.5 -x- 10.9 inches(A3) at 300dpi. So when I crop and then resize I lose a bit in the up-sizing. Not much mind. But here I more or less lopped a third off it, and then resized it back up.We have them and bluey-black ones too. I'd always thought the carapace looked like metal and it seems they've discovered since that yes, the metamorphoses does fix metal chemically.
Beautiful! I far prefer dragonflies to butterflies or moths and we have them in many colors and wing styles. This one is quite lovely.
Now that's a thing. I'd say there are less Butterflies about than there were. But that might just be that I'm not in those places anymore :-).These guys are quite hard to get on the 'film'. They flit. Because they have those 4 independent wings the little feckers can turn on a penny. So you put your lense to the eye like you'd a shotgun projecting the line and speed of flight and, nowt, dammit. They are a year to the right/left.
You are absolutely right about that! I can't tell you the time I wasted one day last year chasing one around our garden area with my phone. It was one with boxy square wings in black and white (sorry, I have no photo to show you) and every time it landed and I got anywhere near, it took off. Funny thing, though...I've had other kinds that will land on me and just sit there.
Holy cow! Interesting news on your side of "town" this morning!
Yep, I went to bed thinking the UK was in, but awoke to the delight that they are out.