Dragonfly: continued learning

Today I captured at least two new-to-me dragonfly species! Keeping an open mind and a watchful eye, I continue to improve my ability to spot new dragonfly friends.

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ~ John Lubbock


Red Saddlebags:
Look closely at the base of the wings and you will see the connection to the name. He appears to be carrying saddlebags when flying.

Common Green Darner:
Named after it’s resemblance to a darning-needle. One of the most common and abundant species throughout North America. He was buzzing around me for quite some time on my walk. I attempted to snap a photo while hovering, but failed. I was extremely pleased to be able to get a photo of him perched on the cattail plant:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Irene says:

    Wow! Great captures. Love the details on that first shot. 😊

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    1. Thank you Irene! …he came out pretty great didn’t he?! 😊

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      1. Irene says:

        Absolutely! 😊

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  2. Sam says:

    I love dragonflies πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! So do I 😊

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