Saturday, July 17, 2010

Camera Critter #119

Does lightning strikes the same place twice?

Can history repeat?

If you ask me, the answer to both questions is yes!

On July 7, 2007, I was walking along a spit at what I called Dragonfly Corner of Fireman's Pond in Redmond, Oregon. As I came near the end of the dry land, I noticed an Eight-spotted Skimmer sitting on the top of a reed in the water. I raised my camera and shot the image below.

Fast forward to July 15, 2010. I was again at Dragonfly Corner at Fireman's Pond, and again, I was walking on the spit. As I neared the end, in almost the same spot, I noticed another male Eight-spotted Skimmer sitting on the tip of a reed in the water. Remembering the shot three years earlier, I raised my camera and produced the following image.

Although they look similar, they are not the same critter...same species, but different bug. However, I almost captured the same image I captured three years earlier.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters the world over. Go to the homepage here and check out more. Then join the fun and add your own critter photo.


10 comments:

LivingSoAbundantly said...

That is really neat! Your post was excellent, along with your pictures. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Amazing....and more amazing is that you know the species name. LOL...me? I'd just call 'em all dragonflies.

My C C is posted now...
THE SHORELINE 'FLASHER'

Do hope you can stop by to view. I'm wishing that your weekend will treat you well.

Nikki-ann said...

Wow, anyone would have thought you'd have taken those shots the same day not years apart!

Snap said...

Oh, my! How cool is that?!!!! Beautiful twins! ;D

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What an amazing shot and great info.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

The sky even looks the same, great shots, but what is a spit?

Jane said...

Great captures of both, Ashrunner-I love their markings:)

ksdoolittle said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous!

Misty Dawn said...

Bwahahahahaha I LOVE it! What a GREAT post!

Gypsy Lala said...

Amazing, I have never seen this type.