Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Small Pond Captures

The trip to Triangle Lake included a stop at a small pond in Kent on the way home. A Turkey Vulture circled a little way out. You can see the back underside of the wings are white. There was a lot of activity at the pond.
There was a Red dragonfly (Carolina Skimmer)
a White dragonfly. (Common White-tailed Skimmer)
and a Blue Dragonfly. (White Faced - the same as at Triangle Lake note the wings and the green eyes)
This was a perfect Olympics combination for the USA.

There was also a Brown dragonfly (Red Rock Skimmer?) but I don't know how he fit in, it was windy and he had a good hold.
His wings were a little funky.
There was also a Monarch Butterfly on some vegetation. The first this year. The Canadian Geese were there in full force.
They were at rest but I disturbed them as I searched the pond.
The guard goose kept a weary eye on me.
A nice catch from a small pond.

19 comments:

Beckynsc said...

A very nice catch indeed! We were on the lake this past weekend but my camera doesn't zoom without distorting. One of these days I'll get a better one. Until then, I'll keep trying!

Luke Wiley said...

Amazing dragonflies and geese!

tipper said...

The black and white dragonfly is pretty enough to wear!

dot said...

Really good shots! The butterfly could have been a Sky Watch picture.

I haven't kept up with country music in a while but you have really made a Josh Turner fan out of me. I'm going to google and see what he looks like. I wish I could figure how to put the music on my blog but I'm not smart enough.

The Birdlady said...

FG, what a great post!

Judi~Gmj said...

The butterflies are really nice. What pond? Did I miss that? Dragonflies are not ease to capture on film.So I am really impressed.

Lawstude said...

Greta job. I specially like the macro shot on the red dragonfly. Very beautiful.

Louise said...

The brown dragonflies were the DIRT that the flags go in.

Wonderful series--terrific photos!

Carletta said...

Another great series of 'critter' shots Fishing Guy!

Jack and Joann said...

I love the photos---especially the dragonfly shots.Really good. I can almost feel the heat coming off the photos. You may have to change your name from Fishing Guy to Country Critter Man.

Leedra said...

Love the dragonflies, especially the red one.

Warren Baker said...

Your getting to know the names of all those dragonflies now Fishing guy. Like that Turkey Vulture shot!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I had to go to my heart doctor yesterday and while in his office, I saw or we saw over a dozen turkey vultures circling. They are a large bird and we see them a lot as animals are injured along I-70 and crawl off into the fields where they die. The vultures then circle until they die and then eat after they die. I suppose something died along the river and that is why there were so many of them yesterday.

Yes, raccoons will strip a field of sweet corn over night if there is a family of raccoons around. I had a family living here for 6 months and got to watch them grow up until they were weaned and momma took them away with her. I learned a lot from that six months and it is priceless information not found in books. Little things like rubbing moss with their feet, which must feel good as they do it a lot.

kjpweb said...

Good work - the more you go out - the more you see, huh?
Cheers, Klaus

Digital Polaroids said...

I'm about to become a dragonfly fan!

Tommy V said...

great dragonfly pictures..

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

magnificent photos with a high quality

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Gina said...

Stunning captures again FG..the red DF is incredible as is your shop of the monarch BF..love the angle you've taken it from...would also make an excellent sky shot! :D
Fascinating insects indeed!