Friday, June 3, 2011

First O' the Year ~ Camera-Critters #165

They're baaaaaaaaack! Oh yes, my friends, I'm sure you're not nearly as excited as I am to know that my beloved dragonflies are back visiting my pond again. I finally photographed my first dragonfly of the year, which I believe to be a Slender Baskettail. Although, one of my friends thinks it may be a Common Baskettail. Either way, it's my first dragonfly of the year, so it's pretty special for me!

Photographing my beloved Odonata with my macro filters is a whole new experience for me, but I'm loving every minute of it, and I don't think I did too bad for the first try...

Hey, Lady, I know you're excited,

but I'm just trying to hang out for a bit.
(c) Misty DawnS

Is this a better angle for you?

I certainly want you to get my best side,

since I AM the first of the year and all.
(c) Misty DawnS

Why do you call me your 'sweet, beautiful dragon'?

Geesh, Lady, I am a DRAGONFLY... do I look like I'm breathing fire???

Next thing ya know, you'll be calling me your little nuphedragen.

You do that, and I'm not posing anymore!
(c) Misty DawnS

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Kay L. Davies

Wonderful for you, Misty! (How can I tell you're happy?)
Great photos.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


Great detail in those wings, oh my!


Wonderful detail! You can see how extraordinarily long the tail is compared to the legs and body.


Lovely images of the beautiful dragonfly and fabulous detail!


It's gorgeous, especially the details of the wings. I don't see as many as I used to while my parents still had the garden pond, but I do enjoy each one I see.

B i r g i t t a

Wow! Love the dragonfly :)

Kerri Farley

Oh, you know how I LOVE those dragons!! Great captures!!

Hootin' Anni

Amazing!!!! Great photography, but that goes without saying here...your photos are always super.

Baby Herons and a Tern Chick is my Saturday post.

Do come over and say howdy if you can find time in your day!! Your visit will make me a happy camper!!! Have a great weekend.


I'd have no idea at all that you are a happy camper with your first dragon fly of the season! Well done!


Great shots of these lovely creatures!


You certainly sound excited!
and, I had no idea there were so many different dragonflies - this has spurred me to seek them out now!


I can feel the excitement. I love capturing dragonflies too.


Yep, you did good! Fun narrative-- it does look like he is posing just for you!


Adrienne Zwart

Always enjoy your commentary while I'm looking through your photos. So clever! I'm excited to see all the new butterflies and dragonflies, too. Summer has officially arrived as far as I'm concerned!


The gossamer wings make the dragonflies more than just beautiful. Outstanding.


I like the angles that you captured and how they flowed in your post. :)


Nice series. I still think it is a Slender Baskettail based on having little to no black at the base of the wings. The Common Baskettail has a large patch of black at the base.

Excellent images and good use of the closeup filters.


Great photos of a difficult subject!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jidhu Jose

beautiful shots.
In my childhood days , my main hobby is to find out different color dragons.

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Great shots. 'Love the detail in the wings!


Very cool, think I like the last one the best. I just posted dragon flys on my blog that were at my pond yesterday. I think the photo issue on the blog comes and goes. I do not get it.


Yeah! I can't wait to get out of this wheelchair so I can get down to Bro O's pond to get my first dragonfly shot of the year. These are beautiful!


Stunning photos wish they were mine.


I talk to animals, you talk to bugs. Although I have a feeling you've talked to animals and I have definitely talked to bugs. Mostly it has sounded like "Eeek, could you kindly find another space as I am sort of bothered by you being in MY space." lol Perhaps I should spend more time visiting them in their own space.

I never see a dragonfly without thinking of you anymore.:)

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