Saturday, July 25, 2009

Camera Critter #68

Prior to developing a fascination for the lizards of this area, I grew fond of the dragonflies flying around the various places I would visit with my camera.

Friday, I went out again, in search of the greatest photo ever taken. I didn't see any lizards, and oddly enough, haven't for about two weeks now, but I did come across a couple of odonate, or dragonflies...one of which I briefly saw and was unable to get a photo of last year.

The dragonfly above is known as a Band-winged Meadowhawk. I've always loved their bright red bodies and tinted wings.

Above is the one I missed getting a good shot of last year...a Variegated Meadowhawk. Though not as pretty as the Band-winged Meadowhawk, in its own way, it is still a gorgeous critter.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!

24 comments:

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great dragonfly shots! I haven't had any luck with these this year. Such busy little fliers.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful. I love dragonflies. We don't see them as often here in PA, as we did in Florida... I miss that!

My Camera Critter

Dianne said...

they are both beauties!

I've never seen one in person

jabblog said...

Lovely photos! I only ever seem to capture demoiselles - the hawkers are far too busy!

Snap said...

I love dragonflies and these are beauties! Thanks!

Carletta said...

I got my first dragonfly shot this week by the hardest.
They and the damsels are so hard to capture.
I'm wondering if you use a tripod?

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Teena in Toronto said...

Great action shots!

I played too :)

Cezar and Léia said...

how adorable! Wonderful pictures!
Happy Camera Critters!
Greetings from Luxembourg
Luna

AL said...

Oh those dragonflies that I have always been chasing since I was a kid! And look at them!

AL

The Explorer said...

They are nice critter

Tulip said...

great selection of entry. such a unique one, happy weekend.

Shey said...

Very gorgeous indeed! You're very quick. It's hard to get nice photos of this beauty. They move so fast. Happy for you!

Happy weekend! :)

JD and Max said...

Amazing photos - such beautiful little creatures. :)

Lapa37 said...

Beautiful shots we have so many dragonflies down here in NC. I have noticed they sure are curious little fellows.I hope to catch a picture of one soon.

Jenn Jilks said...

Great shots. I am having such trouble naming all the bugs I have found, but progress is being made.

I posted a Camera Critter , too. My birds are easier!

Joy said...

Such impressive photos!

Julie said...

Your insects shots are amazing. Love the dragonflies.

Denise said...

Wonderful and very impressive shots.

STUFF said...

Great shots. I am not a big bug fan but I doe love dragonflies. :D

Abe Lincoln said...

I do like the dragon fly shots. I am never able to get them around here.
Pick a Peck of Pixels

Ladynred said...

What a beautiful dragonfly! love the color!

Carrie said...

I love the Dragonflies, we don't get to see any dragonflies around here. I really miss them, I managed to see some on my last visit home and was very excited.
Stop by to checkout our new puppy!
Riley Comes Home

Misty Dawn said...

What you mean "not as pretty... in its own way..." pffffffffffft
Purple-eyed Camo Girl is WAY pretty!!! What are you blind?!?! Geesh
Besides, the story that goes along with my first sighting of her is very cool!

Paula said...

Your photos are great, especially with those words explained all behind the image.