Saturday, August 2, 2008

Camera Crittters #17

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

The Dragonflies of Ohio
A friend of mine from England, Warren of Pittswood Birds asked me how many dragonflies we have in Ohio. With some help from Tom at Ohio Nature who gave me a list of 159 Dragonflies. Here are a few I have captured lately and where I found them. They are all beautiful and distinctive.

This is one from home near my garden.
I found this one at a pond on a golf course.
This is from the same pond on the same day.
This is from a little pond on the way to work.
This was at the back of our property.
This is a damselfly but I threw it in.
This is my latest capture from the Kent Bog. I will doing a post on the Bog this week.

51 comments:

i beati said...

lovely truly lovely - like your blogging explanation as well.

me ann my camera said...

What a lovely variety you have and no doubles from mine.. yours is a great post. I think dragonflies are neat!!
ann

lapa37 said...

They are all beautiful I like dragon flies they are very curious.

Misty Dawn said...

GREAT photos! I LOVE photographing and viewing the different dragonflies, and if I see one that is new to me, I get REALLY excited ;-)

These are spectacular shots. I think, if I'm not mistaken, the one with the yellow stripe is a female to the male one with blue on it's wings. They are called Blue Dashers, I believe... but, I may be confusing them again.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Love these dragonflies ... they chomp down all the mosquitoes that they can find. This year we are seeing lots of them and I am glad because there seem to be millions of those little blood thirsty mosquitoes here! Great shots!

Thanks for visiting my CCs!

D... said...

I love dragonflies! Those were great shots!

You can see mine here.

bobbie said...

159! Really! I had no idea there could be that many. They are so very beautiful. Your pictures are wonderful.

ilanadavita said...

Great dragon flies. I had one up last week!

as minhas fotografias said...

they are a beautiful photos! great shots

ratmammy said...

graet close up shots!

Razor Family Farms said...

Dragonflies are so lovely! I was terrified of them as a kid and could not be convinced that they weren't in cahoots with green horseflies. I always pictured them biting out hunks of my skin like those nasty horseflies.

Of course, now I love them.

Blessings!
Lacy

RazorFamilyFarms.com

Beckynsc said...

Great shots! I have to worst luck photographing dragonflies. I need me a new camera with better zoom, so I can sneak up on them without them knowing it.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Your dragonflies are indeed beautiful! You have an eye for beauty. You have captured them well. Your camera works wonderfully!

kjpweb said...

Seems you had a great day - brought back a lot of good shots! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Anita said...

Just stunning... dragonflies are so amazing! Those big ones can bite, though, and leave a heck of a welt!

Mines up at Prairie Visions!

Texas Travelers said...

Nice dragons and terrific photos.

Thanks for the visit.

Troy

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

They are amazing little and beautiful critters.

The Birdlady said...

Those are superb photos! Thanks for sharing.

babooshka said...

hese really are beasutiful captures of muche underated creatures.

Willard said...

A beautiful series.

My grandmother used to call dragonflies,"snake feeders or snake doctors" and she said that if you were bitten by one you would die.
They supposedly fed injured or ill snakes.

I guess that was another folk tale, as I never heard of one biting anyone.

JeFf & NoVa said...

that's a cute one.. i haven't seen any dragon fly here in NY hahaha.. maybe because i don't go out of the house..

thanks for sharing this, and the visit and comment to my page... love the first music here too. its a jolly one...

happy weekend...

dot said...

Wow, you really caught a lot of them! I saw ONE a few days ago and that was the first one I've seen in ages.

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures , all of them!I guess you tip toed to get them.

TSannie said...

Such delicate and beautiful creatures. Your photos are lovely.

Marcos Santos said...

Hey Fish

I was here to see their great photos and wish you a great week.

Aileni said...

A handsome fella.

June said...

I have shots very similar to #2 and #3. I love taking pictures of dragons! 159 varieties...my, my...no wonder I can't name them :-)

dot said...

You asked about sitemeter. I just deleted it off my blog because I didn't know what else to do. I think they must have fixed whatever was wrong after that.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

thanks for the comment - yes, mine was also a dragonfly, and i've been in greece long enough to have forgotten their english name!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

thanks for the comment - yes, mine was also a dragonfly, and i've been in greece long enough to have forgotten their english name!

and let's fact it, your dragonflies in the photos are pretty much incredible!

lv2scpbk said...

Great captures of this bugger.

Warren Baker said...

Some great captures of Dragon flies there fishing guy! Like the first one best. I replied to your email on the dragonfly list you sent me. Did it go to you, or your friend ? It was meant for you anyway!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Dragonfly hunting and fishing seem to go together very well! I LOVE hunting for dragonflies and damselfies!

Stacey Huston said...

I just love dragon flys but couldn't tell you their names to save my life. I do know we have some pretty blue ones. :-) Great photo FG, you must have had to work for these ones.

Daniel J Santos said...

wunderful details and images, very well done.

Jules said...

Dragonflies are amazing, aren't they? Nice capture.

April said...

159 Species! - that would be a goal to have a photo of each one. I love their beautiful wings, and you've done a marvelous job in capturing these fantastic creatures.

Dragonstar said...

These are spectacular! Shots like these make me appreciate your lovely comments even more. Thank you.

The Texican said...

Nothing like watching dragon flies for entertainment when you are cane pole fishing at the pond. Great shots. Pappy

Tipper said...

Neat dragonflies. I use to love to watch them as a child. They always seemed magical to me.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Hello my friend one more magnificent series of "The dragonflies of Ohio" that are magnificent congratulations on publication

Ashrunner said...

Nice variety of odonata. One hundred and fifty-nine species? That's a good number of different critters. There's like 88 total both damselflies and dragonflies in Oregon, and only about 50 or so in the county I live in (Deschutes).

healingmagichands said...

I love the black one with the gold stripe. I have the one with the striped wings at my pond too, but it hasn't deigned to pose for me.

Thanks for visiting me!

storyteller said...

We don’t see dragonflies of any kind here in So Cal by the beach so I really enjoyed all of these.
Hugs and blessings,

Shannon H. said...

Very beautiful.

the teach said...

Fishing guy, what a magnificent collection of dragon flies. Beautiful captures! Who new there were so many different kinds? :)

Sheen said...

claps! beautiful capture and well-captioned. thank you for sharing your stories. :)

Kerri said...

Love your dragonfly captures!!

nonizamboni said...

Interesting post with perfect photos. I love their bi-plane effect and especially like those smaller blue ones.
Thanks for sharing!

AppleDebbie said...

What a wonderful variety of dragonflies!

Leedra said...

Love the dragonflies. You did good!