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Old January 27th, 2011, 04:50 PM
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Dragonfly

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 .
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Old January 27th, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Old January 27th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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Great pics. They really are beautiful, but truthfully, they scare me silly! Go figure huh, me the beekeeper and I'm afraid of dragonflies 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!
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Old January 27th, 2011, 05:42 PM
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dustybird,beautiful pics
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..
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Old January 27th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Thanks,

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.
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Cool pics, dustybird! I especially like that last one--the eyes are like molten metal!
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Old January 30th, 2011, 05:48 PM
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Finally found the hatching(or whatever it's called) photo's.
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So Kewl dustybird! They almost look like transformer toys or something.

My BIL/SIL have a cottage dubbed Dragonfly point and these pictures remind me of our summer fun at the cottage! Hurry up summer!
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Old January 31st, 2011, 08:30 AM
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Wow,those"hatchlings"look scary,but amazing,I think I prefer the adults
But thank's for those pics,the insectworld is interesting

We seemed to have a lot of Dragon-flies last summer,to Vinnies delight,he never did manage to catch one though
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Old January 31st, 2011, 11:15 AM
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The hatching shots are fascinating, dustybird!! The closer I look at insects, the more fascinating they are!! Thanks for sharing!
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