Monday, 27 June 2016

Yellow-Legged Meadowhawk - Dragonfly

Male Yellow-Legged Meadowhawk  doing a tight rope walk

I love dragonflies, even as a young girl,  the first picture I drew was a dragonfly.  After taking an interest in close-up photography, I am always on the look out for insects that comes visiting to my little garden patch which I called my 'sanctuary' :)  I feel peaceful and happy when I am there surrounded by my edibles plants and flowers and insects.  Insects love my little space too for I find them always admiring my flowers :p  When I saw this beautiful Yellow-legged Meadowhawk dragonfly on the wire , I could not resist such an opportunity and quickly rush indoor and took out my Nikon D3200 and took a close shot of it with the kit lens that came with the camera.  

Taken with 45mm focal length , 1/125 sec, F11, ISO100

Yellow-Legged Meadowhawk

This is a small dragonfly, with a length of 30 to 35 mm (1.2 to 1.4 in). The wings are mostly clear but have a small patch of yellowish to orange clouding at the base of each hindwing. Mature males are brownish black on the face and thorax and have a red abdomen, while immature males have a yellow thorax and a yellowish brown abdomen. Females have a brown thorax and a brownish-red abdomen. As its common name implies, the legs of the adults are yellow.

it is eyeing other smaller insects and bugs sitting on my flowers , 
waiting for the right timing eat the insects and bugs :p
 which gave me the opportunity to take a shot of it

what a beautiful one....God's creation is awesome
look at the wings...so beautifully transparent and the gold lining 
is simply breathtaking !

doing a tight rope walk :)

like a plane going to take off  :p

the closest I could approach it in order to take the shot
which is about 1 foot away....

Enjoy !




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