Monday, August 11, 2014

Green Darner

 Great camouflage

Yesterday I was out with a fellow birder who spotted this dragonfly as it  settled into this hiding spot. If he hadn't pointed it out I never would have seen it!

 Closeup of wings

The wings are delicate and detailed.

And here's a closeup of the dragonflies body

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63 comments:

Indrani said...

Yes so well camouflaged.
Great pics.

The Furry Gnome said...

Spectacular pictures!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful details on this little critter!

Sandra said...

Darling Dragonflies and these are so beautiful... the green of it all and the details. wow

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All fabulous images EG but that second shot is magic!

see you there! said...

What a beauty. Your pictures are so detailed.

Darla

Kathy said...

These are such amazing little creatures. I love the expressions on their faces.

Karen said...

Your friend has a good dye. Fabulous shots!

TexWisGirl said...

love the wing shot!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh it is so beautiful. You got so many good closeups. Love it!!! aren't the wings magical. MB

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, the beautiful blending of nature. Sensational capture of it!

Maggid said...

looks like humankind tries to capture this look by creating stained glass windows . . .

wow

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great detail in the wings.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

This is a spectacular view … don’t think there are too many photos of the underside of this beautiful winged creature. So great to be this up close and personal with a dragonfly!

Judy said...

Great close ups and I love those delicate wings.

Grantham Lynn said...

Fantastic! Beautiful capture.
Thanks for coming by my blog.
Have a great week.

RedPat said...

Love that wing shot!

Gail Dixon said...

I really love that wing shot! Look at the artistry on them. Like stained glass.

Lowell said...

You have a very good eye to even find this thing! Terrific photos, too. I've never seen a dragon fly before.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!
The light and color are so wonderful.

Halcyon said...

He is well hidden. Great shot of him!

Stephanie said...

Love the closeup shot of the wing, fab images!

Fun60 said...

The colour and detailed wing shots are incredible.

Sharon Wagner said...

The wings are so intricate. There is such beauty in bugs. Sometimes!

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always and so much beauty! Thank you for sharing! Have a great new week!

Ginny said...

Isn't God's beautiful and intricate variety just wonderful? He is just amazingly gorgeous, his wings look like clear stained glass!! I am so glad you were there with your camera at the right time!!

Linda W. said...

These photos are great! You captured the intricate details perfectly.

Ileana said...

Fabulous images!

cieldequimper said...

Oh my goodness, these are National Geographic stuff!

Lew said...

Great shots! They do not sit still very long!

colleen said...

Wow. This gives me a chill...so green. the head part of the close-up shot is so surreal and intriguing.

Carver said...

Exquisite shots of the dragonfly.

Kay said...

These are great shots and that wing shot is spectacular. The subject is so interesting and the greens just scream "summer!"

A Quiet Corner said...

Wonderful discovery your friend spotted!...:)JP

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Green on green and so beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures of the Dragon.. I love the wing detail. Have a happy week!

genie said...

Mother Nature give her children the most astounding camouflage. These are beautiful captures.

Buttons said...

Oh my gosh these are truly incredible shots. I LOVE mother nature. Hug GREAT captures. Hug B

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Incredible lacy lovelieness. I would never have spotted this beauty (and if I had by some chance seen it I never would have gotten such a great picture. ) Thanks for sharing yours.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Incredible lacy lovelieness. I would never have spotted this beauty (and if I had by some chance seen it I never would have gotten such a great picture. ) Thanks for sharing yours.

Jim said...

Beautiful and so green.

Mike said...

Lovely macro!


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Rose said...

These are fabulous...they always remind me of helicopters.

Cloudia said...

THRILLED that I did not miss this amazing series of green, cool, detailed photos!



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Photo Cache said...

well done! great shot.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Amazing shots of amazing insects; I've always intended to learn more about them.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Seriously...you have left me speechless.

Anvilcloud said...

So well done. I can't take a macro to save my life.

bettyl-NZ said...

What amazing details you captured! Wow!

Birgitta said...

Love your green photos here! Such details!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots! I love the close up of the wings.

Jenny said...

Terrific pictures of the dragonfly.Seems to be a good year for them.

Hannah said...

Really fine details of the dragonfly's wings! You were fortunate to be so close. That hasn't happened to me yet with a dragonfly. The strength of the engineering of their wing struts always amazes me.

Grandma C said...

Beautiful wing shot!

Susan Anderson said...

Oh, those gorgeous wings! Nature is pretty good at her art, eh?

=)

Felicia said...

my she's beautiful, love the wings.

Jack said...

That wing close-up is lovely. Worth spending some time admiring.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Breathtaking! Both the photos and the creature. I wonder how dragonflies got their name. Did they shoot out fire at one time?
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orchid Miyako said...

Oh My!!! Magnificent close-up♡♡♡ My husband said it should be very difficult to capture like these:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Gorgeous close up of those wings! Makes me want o play Michael Frank's Dragonfly Summer!

Villrose said...

Very nice with the transparent wings and green surroundings

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful macro detail Tina.. I love finding these insects ... They are amazing..Michelle

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning shots of this critter...like looking at stained glass!

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