Saturday, July 30, 2011

Camera Critters #173

Since my favorite dragonfly hunting area is currently difficult to get to, I have been exploring other areas which in the past were fairly productive.

One of those spots is Fireman’s Pond in Redmond, Oregon.  Several years ago, one corner of the pond was alive with dozens of dragonflies and damselflies.  However, I had been there a couple of weeks earlier and the pickin’ were slim.

But not on my last visit.

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I first thought the above critter was a Blue-eyed Darner.  However, I wanted verification, so I sent the image to my ‘expert.’  He identified the dragonfly as a Paddle-tailed Darner.

What makes it a special image, is it is the first I have seen of this species.  Scratch another off the life list.

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10 comments:

sush said...

ashrunner indeed..nice capture

Misty Dawn said...

WoooHooo a lifer! Not only is it a lifer, it's a great pic of an awesome looking dragon!

Esther Garvi said...

What a beautiful insect!

VioletSky said...

I hadn't realized just how many different varieties of these there were out there.

Cheryl said...

This a sweet capture. Flying at you is a tough one to get.

I caught one this week that I thought was a Blue Dasher Dragonfly but it may actually be a Common Blue Damselfly. A friend is sending the photo to her entymologist friend to help.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Great capture in the air!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot. These critters are difficult to shoot.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photography.

Regards!

Jenn Jilks said...

Ever cute! Here's mine:
http://mymuskoka.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-garden-friends-and-flowers.html

eileeninmd said...

Great capture!