Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Dragonflies

I have had some fun with dragonflies the last few weeks since they moved north into the area. Several photos are from today at a local Kent park. I'm not the best at ID's but I do enjoy them.

Widow Skimmer - I loved the dead flower it was on.
Common Whitetail - Up close and personal.

?? Clubtail - Pretty long shot on this one.
Widow Skimmer - It gave me a cocked head look.
Widow Skimmer - Neat shot on a colorful flower.
I also got some Damselflies.

25 comments:

Louise said...

You don't need ID's for pretty pictures, and these are beautiful!

Carletta said...

You got some great shots here Fishing Guy.

Tina said...

I love dragon flies but I can't seem to find any who want to sit still long enough for me to get pixs like you did. These are great FG! What's your secret??

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!That is some amazing photography.
Blessings,Ruth

Luke Wiley said...

Love your great close ups! Fascinating!

TSannie said...

Beautiful! What are the one's that are blue-green? Love those too.

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, you have photographed so well the dragonflies! What a nice series!
Interesting the solutions in the previous post.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Fantastic shots Tom. It is always a pleasure to see pictures of them.

Abe Lincoln said...

I must say you got real good macro shots. Amazing creatures. I have always wondered what they do besides mate as I always see them near bogs, ponds and marshes but never in my backyard. So they do something around water but I don't know what it is.

Rose said...

These are excellent!

kbguy (福生) said...

I like them. They look so alive.

Merisi said...

Oh, wow, these are very intriguing close-ups! How do you manage to keep them from flying away before you push the shutter? I rarely ever get to catch any of these moving subjects, even ducks in the pond dive away, leaving me with the ripples in the water! ;-)

George said...

These are great photos, Tom. I'm very impressed that you captured these quick-moving creatures.

Craig Glenn said...

Very nice shots and to get so many in one outing! Great job Tom!

Craig Glenn

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good pictures of the dragonflies, Tom.

Sorry we missed the "What is It?" this week... I may or may not have guessed a bunny!!!!

Hope you are having a good week.
Betsy

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love the shots, FG!
That window skimmer looks as if he's saying, "Dude, do ya mind. Kinda busy here!"

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs. I love dragonflies too.

Craver Vii said...

Oh Man, that last shot is perfect! I clicked to enjoy it up close. That was so cool!

Darla said...

They are fun to photogragh. You know the name of so many bugs, insects, fish and well you get the picture!!

Michele said...

Great photos... none of them around here are tired enough to rest, I suppose because I have tried to get a photo. They just skitter around and tease me only sitting for a mere second!

Bird said...

Beautiful dragon pics fishing guy! You got to photograph so many! I am really impressed and envious. I'm told there is a great place to go and see them a few miles away from where I live so I may have to cycle down there and check it out. I hope I have the same luck as you, I only saw one last time I went looking :)

SandyCarlson said...

How evolution got them to this delicate balance is amazing to me.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice! I've only seen a few but none of them wanted to sit still for me.

Mary said...

Wonderful! You got some great shots!

Tipper said...

Wow-I never knew dragonflies could be so pretty!