Sunday, July 24, 2011

Green Dragonfly/ Macro Monday

Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly

I took this photo this morning and for the life of me I cannot identify it! Does anyone know what kind of dragonfly this is?

Thanks, Jane, for identifying this female or young male Eastern Pondhawk! I checked my handy-dandy guide and you are CORRECT. I underlined the part about the green ones so hopefully I will SEE the information next year when I forget what it is. (Miracles do happen, sometimes.)

Side view of same dragonfly

I wanted to get a front view too but couldn't because I didn't want to walk into some poison ivy.

To see more macro shots visit  MACRO MONDAY at Lisa's Chaos.



28 comments:

Sandra said...

stunning and goregous

Elisa said...

Incredible!
Bravo
Greetings

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have never seen a free one like this before.Great shots.

Jane said...

We see these a lot at the nature sanctuary - they are my favorites. They have been scarce this spring and summer thanks to the record temperatures and drought. It is an Eastern Pondhawk. Yours is either a female or young male because as the males reach maturity they turn blue and are equally beautiful.

Randy said...

Dragonflys are so amazing. Their wings are so fragile yet they move with such grace.

Jacob said...

Those are by far the best dragonfly photos I've ever seen! Send them to National Geographic. Especially now that you know the name! :-)

Kathy said...

Spectacular! Love those gossamer wings.

Jack said...

Beautiful shots, EG. I find it amazing that your followers so easily identified this dragonfly. I didn't have a clue.

Roan said...

I haven't seen any dragonflies this color around here. Gorgeous!

TexWisGirl said...

those are really beautiful shots!

em said...

Beautiful shots!

Farmchick said...

A nice, vibrant green.

George said...

These are great macros of the dragonfly. I really like the green color.

Linda Makiej said...

Fabulous macro shots!! Love the GREEN!

SandyCarlson said...

A jewel! Great shots.

Karen said...

Good idea to steer clear of the poison ivy! Fab shots!

One said...

Gorgeous shots! I have yet to capture this type. I managed to get 3 different dragonflies yesterday. Don't know their names.

Jimmy said...

Amazingly beautiful! Although, I would probably run away screaming if I saw it. :P Kidding, there are blue dragonflies in my room almost every night. It might be the same one all over again, who knows?

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FjÀllripan said...

Wow, what a beautiful dragonfly, wonderful photos from you. I never get to take some photos of them, they are allways to fast...or am I to slow...;)

RuneE said...

You have impressive photos, as always. I can never get such insects to keep still for long enough to get proper photos.

PS Thank you for you kind comments and condolences. They are highly appreciated.

Jacob said...

Gosh, E.G., you want everything! First you want our cool weather and then you want our rain. Sheesh! I think maybe you ought to relocate to central Florida! :-))

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful!!! Just look at those beautiful lacy wings! Well done!!! Cathy

nonizamboni said...

Amazing captures! And is it my imagination or is he giving you a 'look' in the side view? lol

Jan n Jer said...

Awesome shots!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love it! I saw one the other day. No photo. Camera is on the blink... :'(

Zosia said...

Exquisite wings!

see you there! said...

Looks like a piece of jewelry.

Darla

Genie said...

awesome macro shots of the green dragonfly. now I have seen a blue one and a green one via the blogging world. I have not seen any up close and personal. you are so good with a camera. genie

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