June 12, 2012

Dragonfly

Fellow photoblogger, Sandy at Garden Path, recently shared a photo of something called a Calico Pennant.  It looked a lot like a flying insect I’d caught with my camera this past Friday night, only I would have called my subject simply a dragonfly.  I don’t think what I captured was the same, beautiful spotted dragonfly that Sandy shared, but I also don’t know any more about the species than that I’m pretty sure it’s a dragonfly.

Anyone know more about this critter?

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  1. I know it’s beautiful! Nice shot.

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  2. This one is called Widow Skimmer, and it is the female. The male has white spots just to the sides of the dark ones, and a chalky tint to the dark body. Nice shot!

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  3. I LOVE DRAGONFLIES!! Great picture! I don’t see them much lol

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    • There were several of them just hanging out in the wildflowers when I snapped this. They are amazing creatures!

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Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.

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