Dragonfly at rest
I was in a taking pictures type of mood and while staying with some family with a rather large garden. I decided to see what I could find so went for a wander…
I have heard stories that they have a sting that can knock out a horse, but I am sure its just one of the old wifes tales….
Anyway, I have seen loads of Dragonfly flying around ponds and lakes as a child and was amazed at the size and speed of the things. There was something about them that enthralled my young mind.
I was never able to get all that close to one, without it flying off at speed into the distance, so I was pleasantly surprised to finally find one of these beautiful Dragonfly’s hanging from a tree.
It didn’t move even with the lens right next to it!
I must say I was a little bit scared that it would sting me on the nose I was so close, but thankfully it didnt even twitch it’s beautiful lace like wings.
I’m not saying that Dragonfly‘s are small, but when I was a child they always seemed big to me….
To close to a Dragonfly for comfort
But I am pretty sure that even if I did have the opportunity when I was a child to get this close, I would most probably have stayed well away.
Well Dragonfly‘s can knock out a horse you know, imagine what it could have done to a small child, with a large imagination!