Tuesday, September 22, 2009


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While camping a couple weekends ago, I found myself alone. Everybody went their own ways to attend certain activities, and I was left with only my camera. I decided that I should visit the nature center and the barn. Their nature center has all kinds of pets and rescued animals that I could photograph.


I never made it to either. Most of my time was spent walking the path between the archery range, the nature center and our campsite. Surprisingly, I ran into some friends who I knew from ten years ago. Mostly, I meandered, looking for macro shots.


Laughing to myself, I came up with a new concept for one of these photo-hunt thingies. The new idea is really stupid; that's what makes it funny. More about that on another day.


Imagine the thrill to capture these shots of dragonflies. The way they look and fly--hovering and darting is mesmerizing. They sat still and let me move up reeeeeal close.


If you haven't seen it, check out Imac's magnificent turquoise dragonfly. You won't be disappointed.


imac said...

Super Macro shot Craver.
Thanks for the link too.

Have you ever been fenced in?
come and see.

Halfmom said...

Wonderful shots, Craver!!! I love dragonflies!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice shots! I'd say it's sometimes good when all your friends leave and you have time to play with your camera.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a fantastic close up !! great..Unseen Rajasthan

Craver Vii said...

That "fenced in" pic was neat, and the billboard was funny, Imac. But you're a brave man to be napping around us. (Okay folks, who's got the shaving cream?)

They're neat creatures, aren't they? For some reason, they have eluded me in my own neighborhood, but were willing to pose patiently in Wisconsin.

Only sometimes, EG. More than half the time, I thrive on live interaction with the people I love. But those times when I find myself alone, I try to appreciate it for the good things that can be found there. And once in a while, I have a strange urge to just get away from everyone. I guess I'm just a confused extrovert.

Hello Raj! Thank you so much for visiting. Your blog sounds promising. Travels, photography, India... all very good.

Craver Vii said...

Oops. Halfmom, I meant to acknowledge you in the second part of my comment. And thanks for the compliment.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: Nice macros on the dragonflies, it's nice when they co-operate.

Carletta said...

Excellent macros! I'm a little jealous. :)

lime said...

fantasatic shots by both you and imac!

Craver Vii said...

Ah yes. These dragonflies were very cooperative Fishing Guy. There was one blue-eyed damselfly that I tried to photograph, but my first picture turned out blurry, and when I tried to get close for a second shot, it am-scrayed.

You're too kind Carletta. I'm just excited that I could be part of the sudden burst of dragonfly bloggers.

Lime, if you haven't seen Imac's blog before, he has a knack for taking really beautiful pictures.