Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Calico Pennant (dragonfly)/ Ruby Tuesday

ANYthing red? OK, here goes. ;-)

Lately I've been fascinated by pond life and this is one of the critters living close to a nearby pond. It's a male Calico Pennant dragonfly (Celithemis elisa). Sorrry, females do NOT qualify for this post because they're a golden colour. (Besides, I don't have a photo of a female. LOL)

To participate in Ruby Tuesday or to visit other blogs celebrating RED, please visit The Teach HERE.

33 comments:

Luke said...

Fantastic dragonfly!

KOSTAS said...

… marvellous attribution of colours! Very beautiful creature, ideal for close up shoot!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Great closeup picture

RuneE said...

Just how did you make it stand still for so long? Very nice Depth of field. Impressive picture and patience!

me ann my camera said...

This is a lovely blog and your photos are beautiful! I love the Calico Pennant! I have only seen one once and I could not believe the beauty of the heart shaped designs on it.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your photograph is striking and beautiful. These creatures play an important part in Nature.

I came to thank you for the comments about my school in 1944. The school is typical and widespread across the Midwest. One teacher for all 8 grades in one room. As a student in grade 1 you got to hear lessons in the other seven grades and by the time you were in the 8th grade you had not only had your own lessons each year in all the subjects but you got to hear all the lessons in all the grades the other students had.

There was never a single problem and discipline was expected.

Old Wom Tigley said...

My this is good.. I have no luck at all with Dragonflies or Butterflies... this one is excellent.

Tom

DrillerAA said...

Spectacular shot!
Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

Greyscale Territory said...

I have never seen such a close up of a dragonfly before! This is simply fantastic!

Julie said...

I could not agree more with the other comments - this is a gorgeous creature and the image has such wonderful clarity.

The poor little thing looks quite pooped - as though she is hanging on for dear life!

Tink *~*~* said...

Do you use a special lens? It looks like you are so close! Really enjoyable photos, thanks for sharing them.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

The Road Less Photographed said...

He is a mighty handsome dragonfly! Just perfect.

Ivanhoe said...

What a close up! Just wonderful. Have a great Tuesday!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Handsome fellow!
If I was a female Calico Pennant, I could go for him in a big way!

Sanni said...

WOW! Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic photo... so beautiful!

You made my day!

Ralph said...

So is the male dragonfly prettier than the female? Dragonflies are the nicest looking of insects...

ellen b said...

Wow what a great photo of that dragonfly!

AphotoAday said...

Well, that shot completely blows me away.
It's not only the dragonfly, but the great technique of your shot.   Getting so much of it in focus must not be easy.   Must take a heck of a lot of patience...

dot said...

Fantastic shot! I need to look for a pond. I would love to find just one little dragonfly.

Marcel said...

Wow, very nice!

the teach said...

Very, very nice, EG! A gorgeous photo and a very red beautiful drangonfly! Thanks for participating in Ruby Tuesday! :)

Raven said...

GORGEOUS photo! Wow.

Carletta said...

What an awesome photo! Fantastic close-up!

Askew To You said...

Beautiful! I love dragonflies.

I really need to get a new lens for my camera! I want to catch insects like this, too. :D

Thanks for visiting my A Cook's Bounty blog.

Dianne said...

I had never seen a dragonfly before blogging and now I find wonderful photos of them

This is one of the best I've ever come across!

jientje said...

I can find no words worthy of this picture!!
Absolutely exellent!!!

BNS said...

Outstanding image. I love the lacy wings. Encore!!

Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Bobbie

Your Pal Pinki said...

Beautiful nature shot. : )

WillThink4Wine said...

Wow! Your macro lens is Waaaaaaay better than mine! This little guy is fabulous!!

Kerri said...

WOW! This is a fabulous shot! I have started seeing some "red" ones around here...I wonder if they are the same kind.

Gretchen said...

Very pretty!

see you there! said...

Amazing photo. Your are quite talented and probably a lot more patient than I am.

Darla

Baker Watson said...

Great capture!!

I've been seeing a few of these hanging out, but, like you I don't have a photo of the female. (Well, maybe you have one by now, lol.) I've been watching for them since the males usually hang around the breeding grounds waiting for the female also. I figure one may show up one day and I hope I can get a shot.

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