My Cat is a Dragon-Slayer

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserRegistered Users Posts: 3,195 Major grins

But I intervened.

My cat is 14 years old and, most days, she spends some time out in the garden but I had never seen her catch anything, not even a butterfly. She seems content to watch them.

I had just walked out of the house when I saw something moving between her front paw. I immediately recognised what it was and took it from her.

It was a female Emperor dragonfly. It must have been dazed because I was able to move it to, first one, then another, bush, out of the wind. The dented eye may not have been caused by its rough treatment, as I have seen this deformity in other dragons.

It was perched on the second bush for quite a long time but, later, it had gone.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/500 at f11 ISO 800, hand-held.

The stereo is crosseye.

Harold

Comments

  • spanky117abspanky117ab AlbertaRegistered Users Posts: 88 Big grins

    Nice capture, dragons are some of my favorite subjects to photograph. I have to admit ive never seen one with a dented eye before. I love the green on green.

  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,195 Major grins

    @spanky117ab said:
    Nice capture, dragons are some of my favorite subjects to photograph. I have to admit ive never seen one with a dented eye before. I love the green on green.

    Thanks. I occasionally see such dents.

    Harold

  • Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grins Registered Users Posts: 5,063 Major grins

    Lovely series Harold.

    Paul.



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  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,195 Major grins

    @Paul Iddon said:
    Lovely series Harold.

    Paul.

    Thanks, Paul.

    Harold

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