Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dragonfly, April 22, 2017

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 10, 2017
The Common Whitetail Skimmer, Plathemis lydia, is a dragonfly seen across much of North America. This is a male; the female has a brown body and a different wing pattern. Dragonflies eat mosquitoes and other small flying insects.

Doesn't it cast a pretty shadow!

It knows how to use camouflage. If I had not seen it light there, I would have never noticed it.

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15 comments:

  1. ...I love its lacy wings.

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  2. These are great shots of this beautiful insect!

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  3. Hello, they are pretty dragonflies. The male is beautiful and has a neat pattern on it's wings. Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Lovely, we have lots of them here too. Now i am reminded of some shots of them and they are of different colors. Next time i will post them.

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  5. Beautiful and soon our Dragon and Damselflies should begin to show up. I think one buzzed by me yesterday and today it is too cold, they will be hiding, just like me ;)

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  6. I've spent a lot of time trying to photograph these elusive insects, so I am envious of your excellent shots.

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  7. Delightful photos of the dragonflies ~ they are elusive ~ but you captured them well ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

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  8. You did a great job capturing this dragon fly. they are so hard to photograph!

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  9. I always love seeing these, but haven't spotted one, yet. My grandmother always called these, "Snake Doctors".

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  10. Quite the camouflage!
    Lovely shot, Lea.
    Have a Happy Day!!
    Peace :)

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