Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ruby Meadowhawk/ Macro Monday

Ruby or perhaps cherry-faced) Meadowhawk

This is a small dragonfly approximately an inch to an inch-and-a-half long. Since the ruby meadowhawk looks very much like the cherry-faced meadowhawk, I'm not sure which meadowhawk this is.

Side view of meadowhawk


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39 comments:

Michelle said...

I seriously don't like bugs, but dragonflies are curious and beautiful creatures.

Jan said...

Love your two outstanding shots.

Dawn said...

Out of all the zillions of bugs in the world...I think these are brilliantly beautiful- and I don't like calling them bugs at all;)
I love your wings you captured. So BEAUTIFUL!

Kathy said...

How in the world do you have time to focus and hit the shutter before these creatures take off again? Stunning!

RedPat said...

I don't know how you get them to pose so nicely either - I was trying to shoot a Monarch yesterday and it would not stay still long enough for me to get focused! You are so knowledgeable about these guys - are you an entomologist?

Denise said...

Oh my, what a beautiful little dragonfly. Great shots too.

Farmchick said...

What a beautiful creature.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that's beautiful!

Lois Evensen said...

That one is so very pretty!

JDS said...

Nice job capturing detail on such a small and mobile subject. As species go, I really like the name "meadowhawk" for a dragonfly!

Karen said...

I'd say ruby by the look of it's jewel like head. Great shots whatever one it is!

forgetmenot said...

Wow! Great macro photo--dragonflies are such delicate looking little "bugs". Very nice shot. Mickie :)

Linda Makiej said...

This is great!! The only insects that ever sit still for me are bees - this shot is just great!

Jane said...

I have never seen red dragonflies where we live - such beautiful colors!

em said...

Oh wow...nice shot! I'm surprised it's so small!

Victoria said...

Marvelous macros. I've never had much luck with dragonfly photos so I'm very impressed!

Artlover said...

Hm, These dragonflies, they are everywhere:-) Nice photos.

Kim, USA said...

Love this red dragonfly ^_^

macro monday

Randy said...

I wonder if her name is Scarlett?

Roan said...

I know it isn't easy taking pictures of dragonflies. You've managed to find a beauty!

edenhills said...

Great shots! Seriously, how do you know so much about all the different things you photograph?

Teresa

Rose said...

I don't think I have seen one this color...this is gorgeous...there are some big dragonflies out at the strip pit but they are forever in flight!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful macro image, the wings are just exquisite!

George said...

I'm not sure which meadowhawk this is either. All I know is that your macros are wonderful.

capturedalive said...

Wow now thats close. Awesome take !!


Pheno

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

I've never seen a ruby colored dragonfly. These macros are fantastic EG!

Sigrid said...

Dragonflies are not a favourit, but this one was nice.



HOOTIN' ANNI
said...

No matter which..."a rose by any other name"----it's beautiful in color

HIDDEN SAND DOLLAR Hope you can drop by today...Happy Monday.

Kate said...

Yes, stunning and beautifully photographed, esp the transparent wings and the colour! The pattern on the wings are extraordinary, aren't they?!

helenmac said...

They are everywhere this year but I have not captured one so beautifully as you did!

pcphotoblog said...

found your pic on Macro Monday while I was posting mine!
Love Dragonfly's and your red one is beautiful!

Viola said...

Gorgeous pictures! A very beautiful insect I think! :)

Susan said...

Bee-U-tee-full!

lisaschaos said...

Well he's very pretty! He's so bright! I saw a blue one last week. :)

Becky and Gary said...

Now here's one I have a difficult time with. Can't focus on them all the time. Good one EG.
B.

Rae Walter said...

Absolutely stunning.

Jacob said...

I'm impressed by your macro work - great color and so nice and sharp!

Genie said...

After a summer of looking at all kinds of dragonflies on the blogs, I now want to get a book and learn about them. It is shots like yours today that make me want to fill that void in my education. These macro shots are awesome....the captures so full of detail and color. They are magical.

Jay said...

That's a VERY striking dragonfly - the colour certainly makes up for the fact that it's 'small'!

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