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January 27th, 2011, 03:50 PM
I was visiting the gardening section and was inspired by Chico2 to share some of my Dragonfly pics. We get a ton of them on the island where I work each year, it's pretty awesome to see hoards of them flying overhead. I had a pic of one hatching but can not seem to find it :(.

January 27th, 2011, 03:52 PM
A few more

Dog Dancer
January 27th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Great pics. They really are beautiful, but truthfully, they scare me silly! Go figure huh, me the beekeeper and I'm afraid of dragonflies :o They're so big and they make funny noises - had one in the kitchen last summer and couldn't wait for it to find the door!

January 27th, 2011, 04:42 PM
dustybird,beautiful pics:thumbs up
We get many because of our pool,they swoop down,looking for insects on the surface.
Last year we had a lot of red-bodied smaller ones,really pretty..:thumbs up

January 27th, 2011, 04:59 PM

Gosh I didn't mean to post such huge pictures....can't seem get the hang of it.

I am not really into bugs but I find dragonflies super cool. The first one I was hanging sheets out to dry and he/she just sat there watching me. It was really neat as you could see his/her little alien like head moving around following me. I flicked a spider his/her way he/she swooped over and caught it, which was just to cool. They love to feast on the may/shad flies when they hatch. We seem to get several different hatches of dragonflies of varied sizes over the season. Anytime I see one fluttering in the lake or caught in a spider web I feel the need to rescue it.

One was super stuck in a web this past summer and I was able to clean him up so he could fly away. The little bugger acutally sat still in my hand and let me do it.

January 27th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Creepy cool!

January 28th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Cool pics, dustybird! I especially like that last one--the eyes are like molten metal!

January 30th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Finally found the hatching(or whatever it's called) photo's.

January 30th, 2011, 10:17 PM
So Kewl dustybird! They almost look like transformer toys or something. :shrug:

My BIL/SIL have a cottage dubbed Dragonfly point and these pictures remind me of our summer fun at the cottage! :cloud9: Hurry up summer! :yell:

January 31st, 2011, 07:30 AM
Wow,those"hatchlings"look scary,but amazing,I think I prefer the adults:laughing:
But thank's for those pics,the insectworld is interesting:thumbs up

We seemed to have a lot of Dragon-flies last summer,to Vinnies delight,he never did manage to catch one though

January 31st, 2011, 10:15 AM
The hatching shots are fascinating, dustybird!! The closer I look at insects, the more fascinating they are!! Thanks for sharing!