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Royalty Free Photos - Dragonflies and Damselflies
On this page you can obtain royalty free photographs of dragonflies and damselflies for use on your websites, blogs, hubpages or any other online content.
I have had a lot of help from other photographers in the past, allowing me to use their photos on my websites so I decided to offer some of the hundreds of photos that I have lying around on my hard drive for others to use royalty free.
These royalty free dragonfly and damselfly photos were all taken by myself with a Nikon Coolpix 7600 Digital Camera : I hope that you enjoy looking at them and can find a use for them too.
1. Every photograph on this lens was taken by myself and I give anyone permission to use them on websites, blogs, squidoo lenses, hubpages and any other online media.
2. Please do not reprint these photos on products/merchandise intended for sale.
3. Please do not use these photos for printed material without contacting me first. Just ask, I am almost certain to say yes, particularly for use by teachers and students.
4. Please do not offer these images for reuse elsewhere.
Please Create A Link Back To Me If You Use My Photographs
Royalty Free Photos - Dragonfly/Damselfy Gallery 1
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Thailand
I have spent most of my time since 1996 living in Thailand where there is an abundance of dragonflies and damselflies in parks and gardens, rice fields, fish ponds and canals. I find taking photos of them quite difficult here, they usually fly away before I can get anywhere near them - I put this down to lots of solar energy making them very alert and intense sunlight casting a strong shadow as I move.
These are the photos of dragonflies and damselflies that I have obtained here and there whilst bird watching and visiting temples around Thailand.
If you are interested in seeing more dragonflies from Thailand take a look at this gallery: Dragonflies of Thailand.
Dragonflies Of The World by Jill Silsby And Michael J. Parr
This is a beautiful and informative introduction to dragonfly and damselfly families and species of the world. Full of wonderful photos and amazing information on damselfly and dragonfly behavior, this is an ideal book for those who want to begin discovering these wonderful species.
Royalty Free Photos - Dragonfly/Damselfly Gallery 2
Dragonflies and Damselflies from Britain
Many bird watchers in Britain spend the summer looking for dragonflies and damselflies when birds are not doing very much apart from hiding. I am not as keen as many of them and can put names to almost none of them at all, but they do make interesting subjects for photographs and I like to take pictures of them as opportunities arise.
This set of photos were all taken in England, almost exclusively in East Yorkshire and Kent.
Those interested in British Dragonflies and Damselflies should take a look at the website of the British Dragonfly Society.
Royalty Free Photos - Dragonfly/Damselfly Gallery 3
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain
Most of these photographs were taken close to my home town of Dartford, in Kent. Not far from my mother's home is the Darent valley with areas of farmland, fishing ponds, a chalk stream and woodland - a great place for wildlife of all kinds and these dragonflies and damselflies all presented themselves to me on some of my walks there when I go home to visit my family.
This Is The Best Photo Of A Damselfly That I Have Taken
This photo of a damselfly was taken at Krung Ching waterfall in southern Thailand in August 2008. This is my favourite of the dragonfly and damselfly photos that I have taken.
It is not quite a sharp as it could be, but the colours and light are really nice in my opinion.
You can grade this photo yourself below. Don't be shy, I know the limitations of my photography skills!
What do you think of this damselfy photo?
Nikon Coolpix 7600 - The Camera I Used To Take These Photos
All these photographs were taken with a hand-held Nikon Coolpix 7600, mostly using the macro setting. The Nikon Coolpix 7600 is a very easy-to-use camera that gives pleasing results even for a very poor photographer like myself. I use it together with a 2GB memory card which holds something in the region of 1000 photos - I have always found it to be quite sufficient for my needs.
Thanks for taking a look at this lens, I hope that you will use a photo or two and create a link back. Let me know here if you do. Any other comments about this lens and the photos are also welcome.