A Year Of Dragonflies

I was getting ready to look though some more 2013 photos with the idea of another “Best of 2013” post. Across the room my wife was trying to figure out how many dragonflies she had photographed this year. As she announced she had found eighteen, I realized that she had done all my work for me.

Particularly meaningful to me is that not that long ago I would be asked to photograph bugs, birds, or flowers that she found interesting. She  apparently felt that she would never be able to do it as well as me. But with a new camera, and some encouragement, she started out. So what follows are those eighteen pictures which reflect her adventure into the world of dragonflies.

Small Cove - Alum Creek

Looking for dragonflies, Alum Creek State Park

Dragonfly Twelve-spotted Skimmer,

Dragonfly Twelve-spotted Skimmer, MI trip

Cyrano Darner Twin Lakes

Cyrano Darner Twin Lakes, O’Shaughnessy Reservoir

Common Whitetail, male MI trip

Common Whitetail, male, MI trip

Calico Pennant (male)  RRR area

Calico Pennant (male) Rifle River Rec Area, MI

Blue Dasher, Beaver Lake area

Blue Dasher, Beaver Lake area, Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Black-Shouldered Spinyleg Cooke Pond, MI

Black-Shouldered Spinyleg, Cooke Pond, Au Sable River, MI

Dragonfly Black Saddlebags Dragonfly Griggs

Dragonfly Black Saddlebags Dragonfly, Griggs Reservoir

Widow Skimmer Prairie Oaks Beaver Lake Area

Widow Skimmer Prairie Oaks Beaver Lake Area, Prairie Oaks Metro Park

 White-faced Meadowhawk, female RRR area

White-faced Meadowhawk, female, Rifle River Rec Area, MI

Unicorn Clubtail MI trip

Unicorn Clubtail, MI trip

Sulpher-tipped Clubtail, Prairie Oaks

Sulpher-tipped Clubtail, Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Rusty Snaketail, Prairie Oaks

Rusty Snaketail, Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Ruby Meadowhawk, male RRR area

Ruby Meadowhawk, male, Rifle River Rec Area, MI

Lancet Clubtail (female),  Battelle Darby

Lancet Clubtail (female), Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Halloween Pennant Prairie Oaks

Halloween Pennant, Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Eastern Pondhawk, Beaver Lake area

Eastern Pondhawk, Beaver Lake area, Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Eastern Amberwing, Twin Lakes

Eastern Amberwing, Twin Lakes, O’Shaughnessy Reservoir

Dot-tailed Whiteface, MI trip

Dot-tailed Whiteface, MI trip

5 Comments on “A Year Of Dragonflies

    • Nice shot! Dragonflies, the more I look at them and watch their behavior the more amazed I am. Although as I’ve gotten a little older I have found my capacity for amazement increasing!

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