Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dragonfly


Dragonflies are a most interesting insect.  If you examine their bodies closely, they look more mechanical than organic.  I found this one sitting atop a century plant.  They eat small insects like mosquitos and flies so, they like to sit in high places to watch for good sources of food.

17 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

They are interesting insects. I find them hard to photograph, they always try to stay away from me!

Andy said...

Excellent photography Sharon.

llandudnopictures said...

Amazing shot, set perfectly against that beautiful blue sky!

Karl Demetz said...

I'm not a great friend of insects, but this guy is very photogenic!

Lois said...

Nice shot Sharon! It really shows off how delicate their wings are.

Birdman said...

They can still make me nervous flying a bout. Duck!

Judy said...

And they come in several colors! Nice shot.

Halcyon said...

It's pretty amazing how they fly. Love this macro.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful capture. I enjoy watching them fly, and since they gorge themselves on mosquitoes, they're quite welcome to me!

RedPat said...

I had one land on my shoulder this week as I was watching a turtle in a pond! I tried to get my camera up to catch a pic but he flew away to my back!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Anything that eats mosquitoes and flies is a friend of mine.

Randy said...

Wonderful composition.

Thérèse said...

And this one was looking for a good photograph and found one...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They're a bit like the falcons/eagles of the insect world :) Wonderful capture Sharon.

Kate said...

I am always fascinated by their gossamer wings. This one is a beauty.

Steve Reed said...

They DO look like little machines. Some roaches and beetles are the same -- like little tanks!

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful capture, Sharon!