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Monday, August 19, 2019

Wings and things....


Roger and I drove through the strip pits...


about the only things moving were dragonflies.


Smile!


They were very cooperative tonight but I sure had trouble holding steady, plus getting my little P&S camera to focus on them and not something else.

We also saw a few monarchs here and there, but this was the only lucky shot I got...


Also saw this:

We did see a hawk....but did not get a good look at it.  It was flying just about a yard above the ground....which made me wonder if it was a Northern Harrier.


I could not resist a pic of Bird's Foot Trefoil....I think it is one of the pretties little flowers.

19 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely pictures. That Trefoil is so bright and cheery.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your dragonflies are AMAZING!!!! Full of miracles like striped wings and green faces. I have never seen the Trefoil, would love to actually see the real thing.

CheerfulMonk said...

Wow! Those pictures are amazing!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Oh, I know that tricky focusing bizzo... but you did great!!! YAM xx

Bill said...

That's an immature wood duck, yes? Fabulous dragonflies!

Ann said...

Wonderful photos. The dragonflies always make me think of aliens...lol I have never been able to get a picture of a butterfly. When I see them they never hold still long enough for me to even get the camera focused. That duck is so cute and the flower is beautiful.

Laurel Wood said...

You know I love dragonflies and butterflies. Your duck photo is gorgeous. So glad you two got out for a drive.

happyone said...

Excellent pictures. Such detail!
The third one is my favorite.

eileeninmd said...

Love the dragonfly and the pretty butterfly. The wood duck is a beauty! The yellow flowers are so pretty. Great photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Steven said...

Dragonflies appear so graceful as they seem to defy gravity as they hold onto the twig with little effort. An eye-catching flower that I have never seen before. Beautiful color in the monarch as well.

Sandra said...

number three looks like a tiny helicopter.. that is one beautiful shot... and the duck is gorgeous and my favorite is the butterfly. wow on all the pics today

Ruthie said...

What a beautiful variety of images. I have never been able to get hsots of dragon flies. Just too fast for me! Friendship

ushasurya said...

what beautiful images here !! I love those dragonflies...the wing details are awesome !
Love the butterfly..the bird and of course the golden flowers
Devi :)

Kodak said...

Beautiful series of shot. The dragonflies are excellent. The full open wings of the monarch made for a beautiful shot. Well done.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Great photos of the dragonflies. I've been trying to photograph them for a couple of weeks now but found them particularly uncooperative models. Maybe I should try in the evenings.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Great photos! Love the duckling!

Red Rose Alley said...

The things you see at the strip pits, Rose. What a beautiful butterfly. I always love your dragonfly photos. And what a precious duck picture. It looks like a baby.

~Sheri

*picture 3 of the dragonfly really looks like he has a little face.

LC said...

When I saw the first dragonfly photo in the Blogger Reading List entry, I though you had captured some individual with a bizarre helmet and flying an ultra-light contraption. I have got to get some glasses for computer vision correction. But the photos are awesome without an ultra-light!

Steve in Japan said...

Beautiful dragonflies and other winged marvels.

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