Here’s something about my new camera. I think it’s changing the way I see things. Or, more specifically, it’s revealing a world to me that I’ve been ignoring in our day-to-day hustle and bustle.

Now, with my camera always at the ready (thanks to my homemade camera bag), I find myself noticing more, and taking the opportunity to slow down and take a few photos. That’s what happened last week when, on my way into the garage with arms full of bags, I noticed a lone dragonfly next to our driveway.

For a few moments, all my cares, worries and thoughts were dropped as I stalked the dragonfly, getting as close as possible without disrupting it. (Without a zoom lens on the camera, I just had to get close).

Of all the photos I took, my favorite is the one where Claudia makes an appearance in the background.

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5 Responses to Snapshot: Dragonfly

  1. Kathie says:

    Great photos! The ghost of Claudia…meow!

  2. Jen D. says:

    Awesome!! Remind me please, what zoom lens are you using??

  3. Kristin says:

    AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G

  4. AnnKing says:

    Great photo: an in focus dragonfly-not easy. Ms. Claudia is probably thinking, “Snack.”

  5. OK, so strange when we have parallel lives… I just said the same exact thing to a friend after buying a new “investment camera” (Sony NEX-F3, nice lens too!). Check out this snail photo I took by the pool in Martha’s Vineyard and thought the same exact thing about slowing down, noticing the details: