Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dragonflies...

I am not too fond of insects... .actually I am not fond of them AT ALL, but there are some that are more interesting to look at and this is one of them.  My kids enjoy dragonflies.

 They come in various colors and are interesting to watch.  They are also amazing hunters and eat a lot of insects... they are great for eating mosquitoes, ants and more. A dragonfly can eat an amount of insects equivalent to its own weight in just 1/2 hour, so in a day, they eat a LOT!. 
Dragonflies will also eat butterflies and bees... and can be a danger to bee populations at times.

We like to watch them because they are "pretty" and pretty amazing. The wings are transparent and a lacy framework for the wing. Anyway, dragonflies and summer just seem to go together, so I thought I would share this. They move so fast and abruptly that it can be hard to take a picture, so I was thankful to take these.

I love it that God has such a variety in nature.... so much for us to see and enjoy.... and benefit from... I am so glad those dragonflies are out there eating mosquitoes.... I do NOT like mosquitoes! :)  Thank you for visiting today.
























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24 comments:

  1. I have always loved dragonflies.
    These are some amazing pictures.
    You captured them perfectly.

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    1. Thank you.... what a nice comment. :) Nice of you to visit.

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  2. Beautiful photography!
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you... so glad you visited today. :)

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  3. What an amazing group of photographs! I'm so glad you shared at Together on Tuesdays :)

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    1. Thank you so much... and thank you for the link up. :)

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  4. Absolutely stunning photos! Thank you for sharing them on the HomeAcre Hop!
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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    1. Thank you so much... and I appreciate the great blog hop. :)

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  5. What's this photo effect you're using on the dragonfly pics!

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    1. It is Cross Process, which is one I have never been able to use before, but looks great w/ this one. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  6. I have always admired dragonflies and also love photography. You have captured the dragonflies beautifully and the photo effects are really amazing! Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much... I appreciate the encouragement. :)

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  7. Lovely! It so beautiful! And the effect is stunning!
    Feel free to join the link party - Snapshots of May!
    Hugs,
    Olga

    www.artinmess.ru

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    1. Thank you... I sure liked the color contrast and the detail of the wings... it is fun to snap such a picture. Thank you for visiting... I will check out the party. :)

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  8. beautiful! I love dragonflies!

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    1. Thank you... they are interesting to watch....and so colorful. Too bad they are also difficult to photograph as they flit here and there.

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  9. Marvelous shot. I love dragonfly photography. I used to be frightened of them but I think they're strangely beautiful now.
    Please link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/nesting.html

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    1. They really are beautiful... I have found it difficult to photograph many of them as they are so fast in their movements... especially the blue ones.. I can't seem to catch them still long enough... I will keep trying though. :)

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  10. The detail in those wings is amazing, they never sit still enough for me to capture

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    1. This was unusual for me to capture as well... what a treat though. Thank you.... glad you stopped by. :)

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  11. Stunning detail, they so graceful

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thank you... yes, they are graceful.... and I love the color on them also.

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  12. what a fantastic photo and such detail in the wings, close up

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    1. Thank you.... it is one of those photos that don't happen often... and it was fun to capture that. :)

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