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Dragonfly, River Don, Jarrow

River Don, Jarrow

Just along the road from South Shields the River Don flows into the River Tyne, and opposite St. Paul’s Church in Jarrow there is a small pond formed from rain water that is full of life in the summer months, tadpoles, toads, frogs, insects, strange worms, and these bright blue dragonflies.

Trouble is, they don’t want to stay still enough to be photographed! I was lucky with this one.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, lens 450mm macro, 1/350 second, f8, iso 200


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Written by curly

June 27, 2008 at 12:15 am

Posted in Colour, Insects, Jarrow, macro

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  1. Gorgeous. As a rule, I don’t do nature photography but this is a knockout. The insect’s shape and color are so unusual and the detail so clear that it grabs my attention.


    June 27, 2008 at 2:46 am

  2. Perfect shot! Such great color. I tried to photograph one myself & could not catch it in the frame – had a bunch of “empty” photos.


    June 27, 2008 at 5:21 am

  3. What a colorful dragonfly. I’ve not seen one like this before. Nicely done!


    June 27, 2008 at 6:07 am

  4. there called “blue damsels”


    June 28, 2008 at 9:59 pm

  5. Pretty dragonfly—I love its color! What a wonderful photo, thank you!


    June 29, 2008 at 10:42 am

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