Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dragonfly du jour

I've had these photos for almost a month now so I thought I'd finally post them. And I'd like to thank Eve from Sunny Side Up for the identification on three of them!


Band-winged Meadowhawk in repose with wings forward

It seems like a fairly common dragonfly. I see them all the time and it's not very exciting looking. Still, it's a thrill to get so close and not have it fly away!



Blue Dasher

I don't know about you but I could swear Dragonflies smile!




Halloween Pennant




Love 'em! The colors are so cool!



Twelve Spotted Skimmer

Quite the handsome devil with the black and white outfit.

All of these were taken at a local Blueberry farm. They have a pond in which the dragonflies to reproduce in so they were swarming all over the place. I know there were more varieties than what I have here but it was a warm day and I'd hung around long enough. Aren't they awesome though!

Want to see more? Head on over to Steve's blog, Shooting My Universe. He has a much better variety than I do!


34 comments:

Pat said...

These are just GORGEOUS! I'm happy they didn't fly away so that you could get these great photos and share them with us!

Gayle said...

What crystal clear shots. These are spectacular, wow, you did such a good job of capturing them!
Thanks for these.

Cindy said...

Sharon these are beautiful. I like the Blue Dasher best and you did a fantastic job capturing them. Happy Sunday!

~Cindy

Robin said...

Absolutely beautiful Dragons and excellent shots!

Susan said...

OMG! Don't waste another second of your life, Sharon. Get these utterly incredible dragonfly photos to National Geographic. Seriously. They are awesome. Susan

Blooming Rose Musings said...

These shots are gorgeous! They fly away so quickly so it is amazing you were able to capture these beautiful creatures. Absolutely wonderful.

Snappy Di said...

Your dragonfly photos all scream 'SUMMER'. I envy your talents with the lens!

Lots of bugs smile... but only when being photographed... LOL

Di

Karin said...

I would agree with your friend Susan! These are exquisite photos! Absolutely stunning! Did I say they were beautiful????

Enjoyed catching up on your posts!

Sheilagh said...

Fabulous photo's I agree with your friend, you must get these published.

You are very talented:)

Heather T. said...

Oh, my...when I leave, I shall leave feeling a bit lighter - with a smile inside. These are absolute perfection!!

Yes, I am VERY fond of the dragonfly's and yes, I do believe they are smiling.

I wrote up a post about a week or so ago regarding the dragonfly and what they symbolize :)

Country Girl said...

I am in absolute awe, Sharon! These are some of the most wonderful dragonfly photos I've ever seen. They just make me so happy!

sharon said...

Country Girl said to take a look at your dragon flies and I am so glad I did. I work in Entomology and Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University so I see bugs of every kind. Your dragon flies are absolutely beautiful! you have capture their beauty wonderfully! Thank you so much for sharing on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Mary said...

Oh Sharon, these are gorgeous!!! What beautiful captures!

Shelley said...

I don't think you could get any clearer or beautiful w/ these dragon fly photos! Wow!!

Stacey Dawn said...

Just blog surfin and came across your blog - these are exquisite in detail - wow! I'll be back!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Im just blogging on by and wow.
How very stunning. The Best macros I have seen.
Congratulations.
Breathtaking

Kerri said...

These are FANTASTIC!!! WOWZA!

Jayne said...

Oh WOW Sharon... these are so spectacular! And yes, I did see him smiling!!

Jill of All Trades said...

Visiting from Country Girl. How absolutely stunning. Thanks for the view. Carla

Anonymous said...

WOW - I'm speechless. Isn't nature wonderful and so are you for the fantastic photos. Thank you.
Sorry to be anonymous - blogger does not like my password.
CarlaHR

Kpeters said...

Maybe I missed the information...but your shots are wonderful. What camera do you use?

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Sharon, these are just fabulous. I LOVE dragonflies, but you knew that already. I think my favorite is the Halloween penchant. The pose in the first picture is wonderful.

The Curious Cat said...

Wow! They are amazing!!! So cool! xxx

Riet said...

Wow. Amazing pictures.So beautiful. Never got close enough to see that they are so colourful.

My Casa Bella said...

Incredible pictures I love dragonfly's, I have jewelry with them on it, someone said they represent something, hmmm, I forget but it was nice...

MCB

Beth at Aunties said...

Oh my goodness Sharon, these are absolutely beautiful photos! I have always oved drangonflys yet have never seen thwm so up and personal. They have such inticate features and are so colorful! I am glad you decided to post them!
I loved catching up on some of your other posts. The girls are growing and as always so beautiful like their mama:) ~♥

jollieprimitives said...

As my dad would often say ~
Bee-yoo-ti-ful!

Phyllis said...

They're all so pretty. I have lots of dragonflies around here but have never seen a red one.

SouthernSass said...

I have some photos that I am saving - for what I don't know, except that I have not edited them. I do believe they smile at you and I just adore them. I have two that I think just sit and pose for me in my yard. GREAT shots!

Donna said...

I think creatures know you're going to take great pictures of them so they stick around for you and cooperate!

Judy said...

I am learning so much about dragonflies, since I started visiting you...

Friend of HK said...

Wow, great Macro photography! Love them! We also have many dragonflies in Hong Kong but they look so different!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! Your photos are awesome.
Dragonflies, my favorite "bug" of all times, I have dragonfly sheets, dragonfly doorbell and door knocker, dragonfly windchimes... If it's anything dragonfly, I'll probably want it ;)
S

The Retired One said...

Sharon! these are PERFECTION! do you mind me asking what camera and lens you used? I am curious about the lens especially...and if you used a tripod or if the lens had image stablization?