Photographs by Frank

18 August 2012

Around the Garden

Filed under: Garden Flowers,Odontates — Tags: , — Frank @ 12:00 PM

Last Sunday, I took the camera and wandered Joan’s garden in search of flowers and odes. Yesterday, I finally got around to processing the photos I took… its a long story. Suffice to say that the delay involved a round-trip drive (about 2000 miles total) to Louisville, KY. The first five photos below are the result.

The last two photos were taken yesterday morning. Joan came in from a morning stroll in the garden and announce that there was a dragonfly caught in a web just outside the breezeway door. Of course, I went and got the camera!

When I arrived on the scene, I found this “fellow” hanging by a single thread and gyrating wildly.  He/she spent intervals attempting to get loose interspersed with rests in which the wind took over and blew him about. In other words, conditions were not good for close up photographs; I tried anyway! Most of the frames were out of focus or poorly framed but I did get a couple that were adequate.

After a bit, I took pity on the critter and when I cut him loose he landed on the arbor just below. He was there long enough that I could switch to the macro lens and get a few really close shots before he flew away.

1 Comment

  1. Spectacular close-up of the ode!! The snap dragon is well composed with sharp detail through out!

    So why a 2000 mile round trip to shoot flowers in Joan’s garden – you got my curiosity up!!

    Comment by Just Joe — 22 August 2012 @ 2:32 PM

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