Wednesday, December 11, 2013

D/Alphabe-Thursday

 Red DRAGONFLY: White-faced, cherry-faced or ruby meadowhawk

D is for dragonfly and/or damselfly

Ah! Lets leave winter for a few minutes and look back to the past summer when  dragonflies and damselflies hunted  the wetlands of central Ontario.

 Widow Skimmer

I love how they hang onto twigs waiting for smaller tasty insects to happen by.

Blue DRAGONFLY: Blue Dasher

They each appear to have a strong power of concentration.

Blue damselflies: bluets

These damselflies had something else on their minds.

Many thanks to my friend Paul who identified the widow skimmer for me and also made me question whether the red dragonfly is a white-faced, cherry-faced or ruby meadowhawk.Next time I need to take more photos!

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

46 comments:

Judy said...

I'm always amazed that people can capture these tiny beauties!!!

see you there! said...

Dragonflies always seem a bit magical to me as they dart by. You captured the magic so well.

Darla

Kate said...

Their gossamer wings are so beautiful and you captured them well!

Malyss said...

Fantastic pictures! I think dragonflies are so poetic and pretty!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

It is interesting about the damselflies and how their wings differ from those of dragonflies. Such lovely creatures … and you did such a good job of capturing the lacey resilient wings of each type!

Linda W. said...

Wow- nice macro shots!

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the warmer post. :)

Judy said...

I like those red ones which I rarely see here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I cannot believe how beautifully you capture these elusive and flittery creatures. Marvelous! Thank you for sharing.

Ruth Kelly said...

I didn't know that there were that many different kinds of dragon flies.

Sandra said...

the red was my favorite until i reached the bluets... wow, rainbow colored dragon flies... awesome

RedPat said...

I never see these guys resting - you have a talent for catching them being still!

Gail Dixon said...

I love these guys and you got some wonderful images. They are difficult to identify, though.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

I particularly love watching dragonflies in the air, changing direction at a moment's notice. And since they gorge themselves on mosquitoes, they do us a big favour.

DeniseinVA said...

Your photos are again wonderful. I rarely get a good shot of dragonflies and damselflies. Isn't it lovely when blogging friends help us with identification? Bloggers are so generous with their help. It's one of the reasons I love blogging so much.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi. fantastic close up shots.

Ela said...

Beautiful photos, dragonflies are so delicate
Greetings

Lorna said...

dragonflies are so amazing, but none of my dragonfly pins look like the real thing.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They are really beautiful, wonderful captures...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful photos for D for Alphabe ~ Gorgeous !
carol, xxx

Craver Vii said...

Incredible creatures, aren't they? Your images are perfect!! :-)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love dragon-flies and you have taken some beautiful photos of them.

LONDONLULU said...

Incredible patterns on display - they all look so delicate the way you photograph them here!

Melody Harrison said...

These are super gorgeous shots! Well done.

All the best,
Melody

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Those blue ones are absolutely stunning!

Sue said...

What vivid color! Thanks for letting us see them up close and personal.

=)

Michelle said...

Love seeing these dragon flies. My grandmother always called them snake doctors.

Beth Edwards said...

such a fan of dragonflies. now if only i could get them to settle for a moment to get pics. thanks, for sharing. ( :

lissa said...

love their wings, great captures.

have a sweet day.

Rose said...

It really was fun seeing these beauties...you know, I did not especially like dragonflies till I started blogging.

Randy said...

Colorful little fellows.

Jack said...

I didn;t know that dragonflies come in so many different bright colors. The things we learn on blogs!

Our photos said...

So beautiful are your dragonflies photos!

Stephanie said...

Great shots!

Ola said...

wow, what an amazing collection!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful series, so intricate and delicate!

Kathy said...

Love the photos of the Dflies. Now how does one differentiate between damsel and dragon?

Kerri Farley said...

Lovely summer flashback!

edenhills said...

Perfect for the letter D, and I truly enjoyed the trip back to warmer days!

Phil Slade said...

Some lovely "dragons" there. Not surprised you want to remember the summer with all that snow around.

jeannettestgermain said...

Even though their small - up close they look fierce1 Your captures are beautiful though:)

NatureFootstep said...

a lovely set of dragonflies. :)


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Lmkazmierczak said...

Wonderful. The blue ones are my fav♪ Havw a wonder filled week! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/d/

fredamans said...

Probably my favorite bug is the dragonfly... so interesting a creature.

Jeanne said...

Your photos are always beautiful!

Jenny said...

Daydreaming on a sunny afternoon...

Dragonflies dancing in the wind...

Sounds like a delightful time to me!

Thanks for linking to the letter "D".

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