I just posted a couple of pictures on www.riverwildlife.blogspot.com of dragonflies. We saw them in Silver Glen Springs.
While working on that blog entry, I saw a butterfly land on the bottlebrush bush. Grabbed my camera and headed out the door. It was gone…but I did see this small Dragonfly. I couldn’t find any info on it, so I have no name. It’s not much more than 1 1/2 inches long. It didn’t look like much. Just yellow wings but I took some pictures to see if I could get some clear close-ups.
I couldn’t believe what I got with my little Kodak EasyShare z712 IS digital camera. I did nothing to this picture other than put my name on it.
Naturally it wanted to sit on the top of the hibiscus bush and I had my arms stretched as far as I could. I was surprised there were any clear ones, what with my arms shaking and the bush weaving in the breeze. When Jim got home I showed him this series….he suggested using a small stepladder…DUHH…I should have thought of that. That’s how I was able to get closer on the first two images, and the one below.
I have varied backgrounds. The sky and when facing the other way, the trees.
I think I am thoroughly hooked on Dragonflies.