Saturday, September 17, 2011

Red-Eyed Man ~ Camera-Critters #180

Another "lifer" for me!
I had never seen nor photographed a male Meadowhawk dragonfly.
I had, however, photographed a female Variegated Meadowhawk.

Well, last weekend, while at the pond (shocking, I know),
I saw a red dragonfly, and I immediately knew what it was.
We played a game of Tease...
it's kinda like "Tag", but the dragonfly is always it,
and lets you get just close enough to lift your camera
and then it flies away.

We played Tease for quite a while.
Then, finally, it let me have my wish...

Male Yellow-Legged Meadowhawk
(c) Misty DawnS

Look at those eyes!!!
(c) Misty DawnS

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Iowa Gardening Woman

Great phots, dragonflies are so colorful!


Great shots of the Meadowhawk. The second shot is my favorite. Have a great weekend, Misty!


I love photographing dragonflies, BUT I don't know the names. Thanks for filling me in on these male Meadowhawks! Great shots!


Amazing photos. I admire your patience to hunt down these small creatures with a camera.
Beautifully colored little critters.


You got wonderful shots Misty!
I chase dragons too but I've never seen one of these.


You got one! How sweet it is! My dragon/damsel ID books just came in the mail this morning. I'm beyond excited. I blame it on you. :P

Beyond Zephyr

You succeeded! Just beautiful captured of its color and amazing details on the wings.

Kay L. Davies

Fabulous shots, Misty!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Tatjana Parkacheva

Very good macro photos.

Regards and best wishes

Jidhu Jose

nice shots


Wow - what stunning shots. I've never seen a red one before.


wow! what a beauty! that is an amazing shot! good thing it pose for u =)

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Congrats on finally getting a male meadowhawk 8v)

Excellent shots.


Nice, don't see them very often these days. Thanks for sharing:)


Wonderful shots! They do like to fly away just at the wrong time, don't they!


And he allowed you to have some perfect shots. He sure is a looker!

Gypsy Lala

Nice shot, I like to photograph dragonfly too, but yours photo are so beautiful.

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