Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ready For Takeoff

 Twelve-spotted Skimmer

The pond I visited yesterday was alive with skimmers! This is a male because in addition to the dark brown spots it also has white ones.

Handsome, right?

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

39 comments:

ADRIAN said...

You lucky snapper. They are beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Yes, it is a beauty! Awesome captures! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Handsome indeed! :)

Jo said...

Yes, it's beautiful! Thanks for your kind condolences on my post today. Have a great weekend. Jo

Mildred said...

Very pretty.

Birdman said...

1st one: BEAUTY!

DeniseinVA said...

It's fun for me to learn the difference in markings between male and female. Thanks :) Great photo! I noticed a lot of dragonflies in my in-law's garden this past week. They kept bumping into the windows and flying away again.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Incredible:) Hug B

Andy said...

Really nice photos!

Rose said...

Right! I just love dragonflies!

Katarina said...

A beautiful dragonfly!

Margaret Adamson said...

Amazing images. Have a wonderful weekend

Anvilcloud said...

Decent photos that are not easy to get.

TexWisGirl said...

love the bi-planes!

Gayle said...

Aha - posted a dragonfly then came back and saw yours. Tis the time of year for those dainties.

Phil Slade said...

More than handsome. Hard to find the right words for such an incredibly beautiful insect. Lovely pictures you took.

Phil Slade said...

More than handsome. Hard to find the right words for such an incredibly beautiful insect. Lovely pictures you took.

Revrunner said...

As handsome goes. :-)

Indrani said...

Excellent POVs. Both are stunning.

rainfield61 said...

Yes, a handsome male, like me.

William Kendall said...

Terrific macro shots!

Linda W. said...

Wow - awesome shots!

VP said...

Absolutely handsome!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous critters! I love the patterns on the wings.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful closeups!

Sylvia K said...

You are the best!! And a handsome critter he is indeed!! Once again your capture for the day has taken my breath away, EG!! Hope your weekend is off to a great start!! Enjoy -- with camera in hand, of course!!

Judy said...

I have tried forever to get a shot of one as good as yours but never have.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Magical photo of a magical little creature.

Jan said...

He is awesomely handsome. Great captures.

RedPat said...

Flashing his spots!

Taken For Granted said...

Dragonflies are wonderful creatures. They are successful in their hunts 85-90 percent making them the single more successful and deadly hunter on the planet. The prey? Often mosquitoes, so I'm delighted to see them around. This seems like a good year for them.

CountryMum said...

Very handsome indeed. Awesome photos!!

Donna said...

Oh these critters are wonderful when they visit....

Hannah said...

The dragonflies I see in my yard have black bands on their wings, I don't know if they are this species or something else. That's a great shot of the wings from above and the black and white spots.

Kay said...

These are beautiful shots - fabulous detail!

Jeannie Marie said...

Those are some pretty fabulous shots of the skimmers. I always like learning a bit too about them, you never know when I may impart my new knowledge!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yes, he looks great! I'm sure the lady Twelve-spotted Skimmers all agree.
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Marie C said...

Wow! Just gorgeous!

NatureFootstep said...

it is amazing. We have no one with twelve pots :)

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