…and we have #4

Picture of the Moment

When I was young and living in Kingsville TX, if I wanted to see dragonflies all I had to do was set out a bucket of water.

Multiple dragonflies within minutes.

Kind of like setting out a box if you want to see a cat.

In the 24 years I have been in San Diego, I have seen four dragonflies, with the fourth coming two days ago at a pond at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Since I was testing a Tamron 150-600 mm lens, my rental lens, I was able to get several shots of this beauty. Of the other three dragonflies, I only have a picture of one, and it’s not a great picture because you just can’t get close to these things without them taking off.

Here are three of the best from the Safari Park:

Orange dragonfly at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Orange dragonfly at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Orange dragonfly at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

This post approved by Zoey the Cool Cat

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8 thoughts on “…and we have #4

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I got close enough to this one because of the 150-600mm zoom lens. The first 3, no way because I had only a 28-300mm zoom lens and it’s just not as sharp at the long end as the 600mm is, so it’s a blurry picture. Previously served as evidence that I actually did see a dragonfly in San Diego County. Now I have more than just evidence; I have beautiful evidence!………..LOL

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