Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dragonflies This Year

This is my first year capturing dragonflies and I am happy with some of my results. I'm sharing my favorites from 2008. This was at a pond from a golf course. I captured this one at the same time.
This was from the Kent Bog.
This was from a small pond after fishing.
This was from my back yard.
This was also from the back yard.
This is from the same pond as the red one.
I really enjoyed this new experience with my macro shots.

29 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful shots, FG!
I tried to get some of dragon flies over the summer but I couldn't get any good ones.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those are some pretty amazing pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Tabib said...

Beautiful DragonFly collection of various colour.
I only see the red one here.

Ms. Hays said...

Dragonflies - Very nice shots, Mr Fishing Guy!!! I really like them all!!!

Shellmo said...

So many beautiful dragonflies - love the variety you showed!

Sparky ♥ ∞ and Wiregrass Steve said...

I love your blog. Dragonflys are one of my favorite insects. The photos are beautiful.
I and hubby used to fish often. We even owned a Bass Tracker boat while Florida residents. We haven't fished of late, but all the nice photos remind me of how much fun it is. Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!
Sparky ♥ ∞

Mary said...

Wonderful! This was my first year for dragonflies, too and now I'm hooked on them...so lovely and delicate! I love that red one and didn't see any of those here.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Tom...

Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Betsy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love capturing these in photographs. They seem so fragile. This is a wonderful variety Tom. Thanks for sharing.

Lew said...

Interesting insects and hard to photograph! They don't stay still long. Great shots!

George said...

Beautiful pictures, Tom. I wish I could get macros like these.

Leedra said...

Lots of variety. You did very well for your first year. They are just as addictive as the birds and butterflies. My problem is I want to know the names and can't figure it out. Looks like your photos are good enough to be able to....time permitting. :)

magiceye said...

all superb captures!!!

Lawstude said...

... and you did a wonderful job on these critters. happy new year again FG.

spookydragonfly said...

Now this is a perfect post!! As you know, the dragons are my passion. Enjoyed seeing your Skimmers and Meadowhawks(one of my faves), I love the macro as well. Great shots!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh wow... you have some amazing dragonflies, I have not captured too many this year. They seem to be scarce around the lakes or the fish were mighty hungry and gobbled them up before I got a chance... heh.
Very beautiful photos!
~Michele~
(hug)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have a couple of shots that are like your's. I like to see these and also damsel flies.

I don't have a lot to say about last year or this new year. Some thoughts...

I hope 2009 will be better than 2008, 2007, and 2006. I do think our government will be inspired by our new President Obama -- at least I hope so.

I would like to see the War in Irag end and I would like to see the killing stop everywhere.

It is my hope that Japan will stop slaughtering whales and raping virgin forests.

And I hope the people will lose their clubs and no longer club baby seals to death.

What a world we have and live in. 2009 could be so much better than it will be.

dot said...

Wow! You really found a lot of them. Great shots!

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, 2008 is the year that you turned into wildlife photographer extraordinaire! Keep up the good photography in 2009. Hug the 8 grandkids, kiss the 4 kids and love the wife in 2009 and keep on fishing and posting.
Joann and Jack doing the polka for New Years Eve!

Darla said...

I love photographing the dragons too, we have a ton of them around here in the summer. Love to watch them fly around with the purple martins. I don't believe I have ever seen a red one though.

Warren Baker said...

Happy new year to you FG!! I hope to read all about your exploits next year.

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Those are fine macros! Terrific color and detail.
You're having such fun. HNY 2009!

Pietro said...

Great results in these macro photographs, Fishing Guy. Amazing images indeed.
I wish you a wonderful and peaceful New Year!

soulbrush said...

i cannot believe you have so many different kinds there, magnificent shots. happy new year fg.

Kathleen said...

Have a Great New Year My Friend!
Looking forward to your photos of 2009!

Tina said...

Oh, FG, love these macro shots!! and the detail you captured in those dragon fly wings..wonderful. You have quite a collection of these beauties!

tipper said...

Awesome pics-more that make me jealous! You have such a good eye for getting the best shots.

Gallicissa said...

Wow! Great dragon pictures, fishing guy!
Your macro work results are very impressive.
If you haven't got already, I recommend "Dragonflies through Binoculars - A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America" by Sidney W. Dunkle to put names to them.

In the meantime here's my .02 about their IDs from the top to bottom. I am happy to be corrected!

1. Widow Skimmer Libellulla luctuosa - adult male
2. Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis - adult male
3. Twelve-spotted Skimmer Libellula pulchella - adult female
4. Meadowhawk species Sympetrum sp. (possibly Ruby M. Sympetrum rubicundulum)
5. Common Whitetail Libellula lydia adult male.
6. Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa -adult female
7. Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera - adult female.

Natural Moments said...

Wow fishing guy, you have a lot of cool varieties of Dragonflies. You have done an excellent job in bringing out their natural beauty.