Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dragon Hunting

(c) Misty DawnS

If you know a little bit about me, you know that I'm crazy about my dragonflies. This year, the bug population has been quite lacking, except for the unwanted bugs. Yeah, there's no shortage of ticks, black fly gnats, and biting flies. However, I've seen very few butterflies. I've seen some dragonflies, but not the normal species I usually see. Also, the dragonflies are constantly moving... more than usual. This morning, however, I finally had a good "dragon hunt".

I braved the heat (we're under an excessive heat warning for the entire week), and went back to the pond. It paid off for me, because I was able to photograph five species of dragonflies! One of those species was a "lister", meaning I had never photographed that species yet. But, you'll have to wait to see that one (and boy is he pretty). The dragon in this photograph is an Eastern Pondhawk. The Eastern Pondhawk is a common dragonfly around here. Yet, it's one of the species I hadn't seen yet this year. So, apparently...

There Baaaaack.


9 comments:

MarieElizabeth

I haven't seen as many this summer either. I thought with the rain we might, but now the 90+ days makes me not want to spend quite so much time out looking. Nice capture.

Kodadi

Very beautiful macrophotography, what gear did you used for this one ?

Karen

That's a beaut!

The Retired One

I love them too...my blog will have some pix of them in the future...I am behind in posting my many, many pictures..but they will come! LOL

kris...

Dragonflies are so popular this macro monday. I LOVE them!!! I wish we got more of them around here so I could photograph one.

Linda Makiej

Really great shot!!

Kim, USA

I think I am going to follow you. I love dragonflies and butterflies but I don't have any luck of butterflies. Did you used a tripod to capture the a dragonfly? And yes they don't stay long but I see plenty in my area this year. I saw the other day a huge blue winged dragonfly and a transparent winged dragonfly that I was about to follow but a friend came to visit me ^_^. Great shot you've got here and thanks for sharing!
Macro Monday

Judy

This is awesome...I've only shot a dragonfly once and it surely didn't look like this...NICE!

lisaschaos

Lots of dragons today, lol. I haven't seen many this year. :( Lovely!

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