August 13, 2011

Rough Day

I suppose I discovered my love of photography at Huntley Meadows park. I've taken hundreds upon hundreds of photos there over the years. One day about six years ago, I went on a photography expedition to the park to take a photo worthy of entering in the park's photo contest. This sad-looking dragonfly was perched on the railing of the boardwalk that day. As I crept closer and closer, trying to get the perfect shot, I realized that it must have been simply too tired to fly away from me. Most dragonflies are quick to leave their perch when approached, but the lens of my camera was about 6 inches from the dragonfly when I took this photo. It ended up with an honorable mention in the contest—something which may have further spurred me to pursue photography.