Meantime I found some photos I took in Tenerife back in 2003, ( my first holiday with my beloved so other things on my mind ) and at a time when my interest in dragonflies was some way second to birds so no more than opportunist photos. I remember the occasion well, both spotted on an ornamental pond at an outdoor cafe we were sitting at, the heat must make them lazy, as surprisingly the Emperor hung around while I got closer and closer with a not particularly good camera. And I hadn't eved ID'd the second dragon at the scene. But aaah such memories . . . .
|Emperor dragonfly (male)|
a cracking photo considering the type of point and press camera I had
at my disposal at the time.
|An unusual view showing off his black underside|
Love the way the sun catches the wings in this shot
|And look how close I got, as maximum zoom on this camera was|
no more than 3x I was kneeling practically next to him
at the side of the pond, yet it's difficult to get anywhere near
them back at home.
|Red-veined darter (male)|
at the same pond, same day
Well I'll be . . . . .