Okay, a break from my kids. For you… not me. Actually, though, when I was taking these photos, it was a break for me from them because I was so fixated on this little bugger that I had no clue where they where or what they were doing.
…but kept inching closer and closer until I realized that the lens isn’t lying when it says ‘MACRO’ on it. Its not a true macro, but it worked to suit my needs…
All was fine and good until the dragonfly decided that my boys are right, and having a camera in its face isn’t all that fun… so it flew directly at me and I saw it coming through the view of my camera. Now, when you are standing a foot away and have a macro lens zoomed in to 75mm on a crop-sensor camera, and you see a dragonfly flying right at you, it might be like what a rabbit sees when a hawk is about to snatch it up.
It freaked me out, I screeched, tripped back, and almost fell. And then learned that Gage was nearby the whole time, because he was laughing at my stumble.
I like these pictures, none-the-less.