Lately, my creative inspiration is as unpredictable as the summer weather here in the Pacific Northwest. It has been an unseasonably cold and wet summer. Finally, yesterday was one of those beautiful summer days I’ve been waiting for: Perfect temperature, sunny blue sky with a little breeze. I took the furry kids for a walk to feed the ducks down at the golf course pond. When we got to the pond, I noticed there were dragonflies everywhere, darting back and forth. Suddenly, I could feel my dormant creativity turning back on. Much to the furry kid’s protest, I cut the walk short and quickly dragged them home to get my camera. My mind was set on shooting the dragonflies.
When I got back to the pond, it was like witnessing a dragonfly convention. There were many variety and colors. As I crouched behind the cattail bushes waiting for the perfect shot, I heard a “thump” sound and a golf ball landed next to me. The danger of shooting in the golf course pond on a sunny day: I have to deal with fly balls from bad golfers. Well, I wasn’t going to let the danger deter me and I’m glad… While these are not exactly the best shots but I was able to capture the romantic rendezvous of a couple of damselflies doing the wild thing. 😀
They were getting ready to consummate their love when I came upon them. After letting me take a few shots, they decided to seek a more private spot and flew off, still joined at the hip. Of course, being the naughty photographer; I followed and caught them in action. And within a few seconds, it was over. 😉