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30 Dragonflies and Damselflies fluttering on your screen today

by Graham Daly

It is summer time here in the northern hemisphere and it is that time of year again where some of the world’s most beautiful winged insects (the Dragonfly & the Damselfly) start to appear and illuminate the lakes, marshes, bogs and rivers with their immense beauty and elegance.

I just love it when the summer time comes around here in Ireland and the temperature starts to rise which paves the way for the emergence of my personal favorite insects to photograph, namely the Dragonfly and the smaller Damselfly.

There are literally thousands of different species of both the Dragonfly and the Damselfly available all over the world at different times of the year but for those of us living in Ireland and the United Kingdom, May through September are the months of the year where we grab our Macro lenses and head outdoors to our favorite locations in order to chase after, spend time with and photograph these stunning creatures of nature.

One thing that always helps me to motivate myself to grab my gear and head out to capture these winged beauties is to admire other photographer’s images of these amazingly beautiful creatures and there are some truly excellent images available and on display within the 1x Community.

For those of you who love looking at and photographing these beautiful subjects, the following 30 images should be just the motivation you need to get yourself out and about with your camera gear and start capturing some stunning images of your own!


by Roberto Aldrovandi


 by Alessandro Zocchi



by Omid Golzar



by Roberto Marini



by Roberto Marini



by Igokur



by Christian Guerder



by Andreas Saladin



by Cure Vilaregut



by Shikhei Goh



by Johan Oostindien



by Anton van Dongen



by Petar Sabol



by Peter Reijners



by Daan de Vos


 by Arjo van Dijk



by Vito Castrignanò



by Michel Manzoni



by Edy Pamungkas



by Roberto Aldrovandi



by Peter Reijners



by Roberto Aldrovandi



by Georgi Yordanov Georgiev



by Regayip Koçak



by Niels Christian Wulff



by Chirobocea Nicolae Fanurie



by Roberto Aldrovandi



by Regayip Koçak



by Fabrice Pierru



by Roberto Aldrovandi


Thank you, I am very happy to be selected. Congratulations to the other photographers
Congratulations and continue to produce such stunning imagery. All the best!
thank you so much , i'm very happy to see my photo in this selection . congratuletions to all friends .
Glad to hear/see that you are happy...happy shooting and good light!
Very nice intro for this gorgeous selection of magnificent images, Graham. Congrats to you and my best compliments to all the artists. Cheers, Yvette
Thanks Yvette
Thank you very much.... glad my photo here, a great honor for me. Regards, Edy Pamungkas
Congratulations Edy...your image was lovely and I could not pass by it when looking through the 1x image archive/library for Dragonflies and Damselflies.
It is pleasure for me to see my photo here.Thank you.
Congrats Georgi - another fine image!
I am delighted to see my photos here! It 'a great honor for me! Thank you! compliments to other friends. Hello Roberto
Glad you to hear/see that you are happy with the inclusion of your image in the article. Plenty of images on offer within the 1x image archive/library but your image was one that stood out to me!
Delighted with the award, thank you so much
Glad you are happy :-). Great image!