Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Triangle Lake Part 2 of 2

The remainder of the trip to Triangle Lake and a check for the fauna of the bog. This tree told me to look for woodpeckers. I was able to capture this woodpecker through an opening in the trees.
I think it may be a Flicker but not real sure.
This is a Red Bellied Woodpecker that I showed before.
I saw a huge dragonfly on the lake maybe 4" to 5" but it kept moving. I did capture this one dragonfly with the white body.
I zoomed in close to help with the identity. It is the White Faced Dragonfly. Look below those green eyes.
The bees were on the Button Plant.
This has to be the largest fly I ever saw. I'm not sure what it is but the wings are excellent. Abe told me it is a Progressive Bee Fly.
I captured this beautiful Comma Butterfly. This is my second one this year.
It was amazing the transformation when it closed it's wings.
It came down to the walkway and showed of its colors.
It looked like a dead leaf when folded up and I'm sure this is a great camouflage.
The final capture fauna capture was FG on the bench trying to get a picture. I was the only person at the bog on the 2 days I went there. The road in/out is only one lane paved so be sure no-one is coming toward you. Two trips to the lake and a great sighting of a big dragonfly but no photo. It is a fun place to visit.

21 comments:

Shionge said...

Oh Wow!!! These pics are worth a million FG, so captivating and intrigued...I'm amazed & WOW WOW WOW many times :)

kjpweb said...

Great shots! Not only did you get a Comma real close (the last butterfly) you also got a shot of Indiana Jones! (Last pic)
Great stuff!
Cheers, Klaus

Judi~Gmj said...

Nice and I am glad I didn't need bug spray! Yep you do look like Indy!

Carletta said...

Some more great shots from the lake Fishing Guy.
Love the blue-eyed dragonfly and that black fly is a menacing looking fellow.

Fish Whisperer said...

Great photos FG. That bog looks like a great place to spend a day.
Cheers

Razor Family Farms said...

I have to tell you that even though I loved every single one of those pictures of the winged beasts... my very most favorite shot was the last one with you in your hat... well, the shadow you. Loved it.

Beautiful shots!
Lacy

Leora said...

My favorite is the self-portrait. Thanks for taking us along on your trip.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The one you didn't know about is a Progressive Bee Fly and it is the one I tried to get a good picture of. I did, but don't know where to show it. They are wild-looking up close.

You did a great job taking these photographs. Those woodpeckers who made those holes must only get paid the minimum wage, or just learners, as their holes are not perfectly round and smooth. LOL

Beckynsc said...

It amazes me what I can find to take a picture of when I just sit in one spot and watch. I like the last picture "Indiana Jones".

The Texican said...

That last shadow shot has a real western look to it FG. Pappy

raccoonlover1963 said...

Great butterfly pics. The one bug that you said you didn't know the name of, I see them around here a lot. They like to roost on my hummingbird feeders. Sorry, but I don't know what they are either!
Lisa

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I just know I'd love to visit that lake. Ther's so much to see and photogrph!

dot said...

No one else there would make it extra nice. You got some good pictures and the last one is really neat.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great pictures Tom... I'mnow going to catch up on the rest of your posts..:O)

Daniel J Santos said...

all amazing photos, fantastic.

Warren Baker said...

I think those eyes on that dragonfly are brilliant fishing guy. Nice capture

Tommy V said...

great series of pictures.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wonderful photos!! I really liked that huge dragonfly! What amazing eyes on that critter. Wow.
That "leaf butterfly" is great. I don't think I've seen that one around here or at least I don't think so because for I know, he might have been just mistaken for a leaf floating in the wind! LOL
Mountain Retreat

Louise said...

I've always wondered why some butterflies are named after punctuation. And the dragonfly you got was worth it. The green eyes are spectacular.

tipper said...

Like the dragonfly's green eyes and your shadow is pretty neat too!

Leedra said...

The green eyes are great! The Comma butterfly reminds me of a single photo post I have titled "Butterfly or Moth". Never did see it again after taking that photo, so don't even know what it looked like with its wings spread. I especially like the large fly, the wings are great!