Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I Got One!

      I like blogs with good photography. I particularly like photos of birds, animals, plants, insects ,scenery and lots more.

     Now I try to take pictures of  things from the list above. Well , I've not been very successful. I'm too impatient. I don't want to sit quietly and wait for the subject to pose for me.

    Now the other day a golden opportunity came my way. It was a cool day and I found a dragonfly on my shed door. I raced in for my camera. Yep, he was still there when I got back. I took some quick photos and took my camera back in the house. When I came back out the dragonfly was gone, so I took a photo of a living dragonfly.

    Now here's where I really suck. I'm not able to identify and dragonflies. I'm looking for people who will identify my dragonfly.

39 comments:

  1. I went to the "Insects of Alberta" website and tried to identify that beautiful creature... but alas, I had no luck.

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    1. But as usual for an old teacher, you've given me some homework. Okay , I'll go and look.

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  2. wandering glider, sometimes they fly off but return to the same perch

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    1. I looked carefully at some pictures of wandering gliders, comparing them with Red's photo and I think you might be right sir.

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    2. Thanks. It's time I start looking at some of the more common insects.

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  3. It's a beauty, Red, but I'm no better than you are at identification. Hope somebody else knows what it is. Good shot, though! :-)

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    1. Well, it posed for me so it was easy.

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  4. My problem is I'll do a post on dragonflies, ID them all, then forget what the heck they were!
    :-)

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  5. That's a great photo! Especially the large size, which I see when I click on it. Beautiful! Unfortunately, though, I'm not able to help with ID -- beyond saying it's a dragonfly. Maybe you can Google dragonfly species in your area and see what comes up?

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    1. Yes, I've got to learn to use some sites for identification.

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  6. I do not know dragonflies and there are a number of them. I do find they are hard to photograph if they blend into the background.

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    1. I see many different varieties here. this seems to be one of the bigger ones.

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  7. I agree, you got one. That's as far as I can go.

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    1. I see many dragonflies in the yard each day. This one made an easy photo.

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  8. No idea, but this one's quite distinctive!

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    1. I think he's one of the plainer ones.

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  9. "Red's Canadian mosquito eater" !! Sounds good to me, great photo Red! :)

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  10. You took a great photo of the dragonfly. Photography is sometimes a matter of luck, being in the right place at the right time. Many times I don't know the names of things I take, from flowers to critters. What I love about blogging is that often a blogging friend will identify whatever I am trying to ID so hopefully someone will pop in and do that for you.

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    1. This one was I.D'd by one of the commenters.

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  11. I can't offer any information on this creature, but I can certainly admire it.

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    1. I'm sure it could be used for an art topic some place.

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  12. Great photo! It's always a stroke of luck when you can get an insect to sit still for your camera. Sorry though I can't give you an id.

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  13. Wow, amazing shot! An absolute winner! Love it.

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    1. Thanks. Now the background of the coral shed door is pathetic.

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  14. Fascinating these dainty dragonfly, a great
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    Greetings from Austria.
    Sadie

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  15. I believe it is a dragonfly...teehee...they are so wonderful...

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  16. We call that a Dragon Fly's here . We have them here. They eat the insects like ticks, black flies. They usually don't sit too long. So he posed for you.
    The wings are beautiful. Transparent color so pretty but you can see them but you really have to look but if you now bring up you picture large. You will see what I mean.

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  17. That is so cool! I've never seen a dragonfly sitting still. They're always darting around in the air. I love the clear wings.

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