Narrow-striped Forceptail

Yesterday I saw this beautiful dragonfly on my walk at our local wetlands, a city run water reclamation park. I’ve identified about sixteen so far and discovered this is a new-to-me dragonfly discovery.

I was glad the sun came out to shine on this beautiful guy!


The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
~Frank Herbert

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. ~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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  1. Nancy says:

    Those eyes!

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    1. I know! The sun led me to him! 😊

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  2. That’s an incredibly beautiful photograph. Well done and congrats on your new find! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much! And I found him as I was on my way to leave. Love it when that happens 😊

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    Amazing photos, Lisa! The quotes are perfect too. A wonderful pairing.

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    1. Thank you, Jeff!!

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa! Always.

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  4. Leya says:

    Gorgeous! What a beauty!

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    1. Thank you so much!!

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      1. Leya says:

        β™₯

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  5. KFBuchsbaum says:

    Beautiful pic!

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    1. Thank you! 😊

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  6. nesfelicio says:

    Beautiful captures!

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    1. Thank you!! 😊

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  7. WOW – that is a very interesting dragonfly. Nice capture. All of the photos are stunning. And you have seen 15 different ones? That’s paying attention to your surroundings. I love the quotes you shared.

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    1. Thank you, Shelley! … and yes, I’m tracking any new dragonfly discoveries! 😊

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  8. Amy says:

    Wow… remarkable!!

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    1. Isn’t he cool? Thank you, Amy!

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    1. Thank you, Mitch!

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  9. Anita says:

    Excellent images Lisa!

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    1. Thank you, Anita!

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  10. Earthwatcher says:

    Lovely, exotic creatures

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    1. Oooh, yes I love that word, exotic! They are!

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  11. Naomi says:

    He is quite striking with his coloring. Good shot.

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  12. Wow! Nice shots! I saw a lot of dragonflies down at Assateague Island. Did not get a picture of one though as they did not stick around long.

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    1. Well, my dragonflies will often stop and pose for photographs!! 😊 I’m traveling in the fall and I hope to find some new dragonflies. I’ll be curious to see if they will be easy to photograph.

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  13. Man Kun says:

    such a good captureee ! Amazed βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ€πŸ»πŸ€πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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    1. Thank you! 😊

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  14. Fantastic shots Lisa! I love dragonflies! πŸ’›

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    1. Thank you! I do too! 😊

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  15. Nancy Ruegg says:

    There’s something especially delightful in celebrating and thanking God for the small things that others miss. Congratulations for your collection (in photos) of so many dragonflies!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! I agree completely! 😊

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