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Old Aug 13, 2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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There was a cool black storm cloud moving in, and 5 or 6 dragonflies hanging out in the front yard. So with the sun shining behind me I sat down to try to capture some elusive 'dragonfly on the wing' shots with the dark cloud as background. Of course they didn't cooperate, only got a few focused shots and never with the background i wanted. Then a Mississippi Kite swooped in just over the tree tops and grabbed one of the Dragonflies out of the air. It really startled me and I didn't remember to snap any pics for critical seconds, so I missed the sweet acrobatics of him catching the the dragonfly but got a few of him snacking on it.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 2:01 PM   #2
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Good shots! Thank you for sharing!
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 3:41 PM   #3
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Wow, what an awesome capture! Great timing.
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That's like capturing the impossible, great shots.
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