Saturday, June 14, 2008

Camera-Critters #10

(Camera-Critters Capture Corny Caption - "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.")
(c) Misty DawnS

This, my friends, is one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. You see, last year, I continually saw these giant, gorgeous odonatas, whose technical name is "Common Green Darner" (Did I get that right, Bear?). However, I was always frustrated because I could never get a photo of one of these beauties, because they would just fly around like bright-blue mini-helicopters, and it seemed they would never sit still long enough for me to capture them in a photo. So, when I got this shot, I was practically skipping and doing cartwheels down the road on my return home (OK, maybe I was skipping, but there's not witnesses to testify to that). Anyway, this may just be a photo of a "yucky bug" to many of you. But, every time I look at it, I'm full of pride.

That's why I love it here. I love the very rural surroundings and the nature around me. It makes me happy to no end to know that I could just go outside with my camera and sit on my patio furniture and lose myself watching the birds, the insects, and the critters.

Now, if only the weather would cooperate! We have flood warnings/watches all over. I don't think we have had a full 48-hours without rain for over a month! In fact, today is supposed to be a very nice day. However, guess what is supposed to happen tomorrow... Yup, thunderstorms. UGH!

Do you want to join the Sunday meme all about animal/critter photos? Clicking on the post header graphic will take you to the blog where you can sign in if you have made a post, and you can visit other Camera-Critters Captures. Or, clicking HERE will take you to the rules.



I don't think I have every seen one close up! They are fast little buggers!


wow, that's one crazy photo!!! amazing!


One of a kind awesome photo. It was so nice of him to don that smile and pose standing still for you!


Yep, you have every right to be darn right proud of that! That' awesome. Clicking on that photo brought in all the details of that little guy! Splendid, my friend, and I would say that's definitely in the top choices of the best photos of insects I have seen all month and my goodness I have seen lots!! SUPER nice!!
Mountain Retreat

Susan Demeter

That is a great shot! I can see why it is a fave :)

My entry is here

If you have a moment please do stop by. Have a great weekend!

Juliana RW

amazing shot, misty...

Please visit mine also in here Thanks


COOL... great shot

Mine in here Thanks

Mom Knows Everything

That is so cool girl! Wow, what a fantastic photo! I love the blue on it's tail.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy

Misty: Nicely done, flying bugs are hard to capture. Yours is really nice.

david mcmahon

I'd be doing cartwheels too, Mist. Great shot.


That's an incredible shot! It's so hard to catch them like that, they move so fast!


My week to be sick (and the last week of school and trips and inservices — it's a wonder it hasn't killed me) . . . and you should be proud! I haven't seen any outside yet (but haven't been out much yet), and it is one of my dream shots, too. Good for you!!!

(back to bed for a few more hours, then the other CC post)


I have never ever been able to cartwheel, but I would if I took this shot. That is simply AWESOME!!!

Even the teenager said "Wow!" when I showed him.It is absolutely brilliant. Well done.

(Hope all is well with you and yours.) *hugs*


Gorgeous! So very lucky... such a lovely shot :)


At first I thought it was a dragonfly of some sort but after I read the rest of the post, I guess not! Great job capturing that shot, you had every reason to skip and turn cartwheels and even whistle if you'd wanted!


Looks like a beautiful, bug ballerina to me. Spectacular capture, Misty Dawn!

I just want you to know you are missed. I totally understand the reasons, but I wanted to let you know. :)

Lilli & Nevada

Whoa HO! that is down right funny i love it. you did good


Very pretty! If only there was a good way to make them sit still for their close-ups.


Fantabulous, awesomatic shot, Misty!! You have me creating new words. :o)

Jillie Bean (AKA Bubba's Sis)

I love his "pose"!! Great shot, Misty!

Corey~living and loving

ooooooo I get it....I totally get it. You should feel so proud. Nothing like getting the capture you have been after. wonderful. :)
happy CC!


I was going to post a dragonfly for last week but when I came to look at the pic, it wasn't as good as I thought. Your darter is a good 'un.


Very good shot, I always find they move too fast to get a photograph.


Great shot! Gorgeous colors!


Helloooooo, Im late Im late, Mines up now,..


Great capture .. and mine is up too ..... Sunday doesnt begin for me til its actually Sunday ...


Fun Food Eater

Hi! Happy blogversary!!!!!


Misty! That is a wonderful shot. Wish I could get one myself!


WOW that's a great shot - I didn't think it was real at first!


An Amazing photo.


Yes, a yucky Darning Needle (as we called them) but a magnificent photo by you, Misty! My CC is up!

i beati

so excellent- I want to hear that you got a nature magazine job- you and my girlfriend Ruth have the gift!!!!


Excellent capture. I have never been able to get a photo of a dragonfly. Tons of blurry photos, but never a good clear shot.
I hear you on the weather. Storm after storm after storm rolling through here.
Just had a whopper pass through this morning.


It's a great capture, Mist!!!!

Ohh Happy Blogversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey it's

Oooh I can see why it's a favorite. He's gorgeous! Verrry nice photo :D


Very nice photo. I see them all the time, but am never in the right place, at the right time, WITh a camera. LOL


my post it up excellent photograph it is really good to look at

Ashrunner have snatched the stone! Well done.


Wow … that’s some capture! I’m glad you stuck with it until you got the photo you wanted. Thanks for sharing it … and the background. Hope Mother Nature is kind ;--)

I’ve shared at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Mom Knows Everything

Happy Blogoversary my BBFF! I LOVE YA!


Great caption on that photo, it suits it!


That's beautiful I love dragon flies.

Heart of Rachel

Wow, that's an awesome shot of a dragonfly.

Wishing you better weather ahead.


I can see why your proud..that's a great shot!


That's a truly awesome macro. Great work!


That's an incredible photo. The wings look so delicate and the colors are beautiful. Great job Misty!


I would have been doing cartwheels too, that is if I could manage! what an awesome capture.
Thanks for offering CC to us.
Have a great week!


that is a strange thing! never saw one before. great pic though

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