Saturday, September 5, 2009

Camera Critters # 74

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

Today I'm showing some recent dragonfly captures. I think this one is a Common White.
This brown one was real cool. The wing is a little battered.
A pair of red ones mating.
This big one would not land but would sit there hovering. I shot it across the stream in the air.
This was a neat brown one with see through wings.
You can see the critters around the world above.

34 comments:

Barbara Pask said...

Hi, I found your blog by way of Jo's. Wonderful photography and it sounds like you might like fishing a bit, lol. I live with someone just like that. I'll visit again.

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Sally in WA said...

Great pictures. I love the way you caught the light on their wings.

Carletta said...

These are really good! I've been chasing these guys all summer for the 'at least fairly good shot' but I guess I should just post what I've got - I'm not getting better at capturing them. :)
Carletta’s Captures.

Darla said...

Very nice Tom!! My Monarch is here!! I now have three more butterflies with the wings drying to be released this afternoon.

Willard said...

Hi Tom,
A good set of photographs. They are interesting insects.

Gaelyn said...

Those veined celephane like wings look so fragile I'm surprised they're not more battered. Love the shadows of the wings especially on the mating pair.

I saw one dragonfly while walking the Virgin River last week, no photo, it had been years since I'd seen one. That's what I get for living in the desert.

darsden said...

Very Cool Shots, I have notice a lot of them around here this year. Usually we only get a couple but there are hundreds I think that is a good sign.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are so beautiful Tom. Dragonflies are really hard to et proper pictures of. Well done!! :)

SandyCarlson said...

I like the texture and sheen of those wings. You have a good eye.

Carolyn Ford said...

The illumination on the wings is very nice. Very nice photos...

Pietro said...

Really nice shots, Tom. You've photographed so well those amazing transparent wings.
***
About your question, my berries pictures are of February.

Babooshka said...

You always make me long to capture dragonflies, but alas they don't seem to settle here.

Kitty said...

Wow - nice work! Dragonflies are notoriously hard for me to photograph.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

More great photos from you, Tom. You always capture such great one. The dragonfly ones are GREAT.

Hope you all are having a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Janie said...

You must have amazing patience to make all of these great dragonfly captures. They rarely sit still for me!

Mirage said...

I love following those when I was a kid...especially since they're abundant where I grew up :D

imac said...

Wonderful shots Tom.

Carla said...

Beautiful!!

Tammie Lee said...

This is a wonderful assortment of dragonflies. That common white one is quite uncommon for me. I have only seen one!
Spirithelpers

Greyscale Territory said...

The dragonflies look just wonderful! Especially love the faint colour and texture on the wings of the last one!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow magnificent pictures, congratulations dear friend, you did a perfect work!
purrs, love and Happy Camera Critters
Luna

Jane said...

Aww some wonderful Macro's there FG:)

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

I love seeing the deer in your header each time I visit and your dragonfly photos today are marvelous! So crisp & clear ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Tipper said...

Love the detail of their wings-so cool.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shot and lovely too !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Rose said...

I like these, Tom. For some reason I have taken to like dragonflies more and more.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great dragonfly shots, Tom. I still haven't gotten any post-worthy photos of them this year. Glad you've had better luck!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Interesting pictures, Tom. I can't get a shot of dragonflies because they won't sit still long enough to get focused.

Mary said...

Very nice variety. I never see red ones. I think that first one is a Widow Skimmer and the second an Amberwing, but don't know the others.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

It's something I have so much trouble getting pictures of and you do it so well!!
We just don't have dragonfly varieties here like that around the mountains... very few so I barely tie those variety for my flyrod. The fish are smart! But you have some beautiful photos here!!

Craig Glenn said...

Nice Dragon captures Tom!

Craig

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Great shots, FG! I'm very impressed with the detail you were able to capture.

Louise said...

LOVE dragonflies! These are all terrific. I'm sure I've never seen so many kinds in my life, and certainly not in a general locality.