Sunday, September 19, 2010

Camera Critters



Variable Darner


This Variable Darner flew at me while 
I was working in the yard one recent afternoon.
I thought, "How cool is this?  He's going to land on me!",
 and I stood stock still.
However, it seems my face was his destination,
 and I couldn't help but step back and dodge his final approach.  
Nonplussed, he landed on a post directly behind me for a quick photo shoot,


before lifting off and trying to land on my face a second time.  The funny thing (for me anyway) is that I've been tracking these darners all this late summer, hoping and waiting for one of them to land.
Not only are they busy, they are fast!

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15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of the Darner.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Very awesome shot indeed.

grammie g said...

Last week a dragonfly tryed the same thing to me only he wanted to land on my shoulder and kept doing fly by's then left!!
Like you said ordernally you could never caught up with one,but you got him this time!! Good job!!

Georgia said...

wow, that is amazing! nice shot!

Crafty Gardener said...

What a great photo of the dragonfly. You can even see the shadows of its wings.

Just Ramblin' said...

That is too funny! You really did get a great shot of him. The side view if amazing. We seem to have quite a few dragonfly's around this year. My grandchildren are quite fascinated by them. Nola

Birgitta said...

Great shot of the dragonfly!

Roy said...

Great shots Karen, he obviously liked your face.

Rambling Woods said...

Love these photos....and I think I have seen something very similar if not the same here.....Michelle

The Early Birder said...

Looks very similar to our Migrant Hawker. This one posed nicely for you Karen. Next task is to cature one in flight...best of luck. FAB.

sebi_2569 said...

superb; bravo

Caroline said...

Wow - these are amazing photos.

Ben and Carrie Tracks said...

Darners are tough subjects! Really enjoying this Cape Breton blog - just took up fiddling less than a year ago and would LOVE to make a trip over there sometime...(not just for the music!) ...lovely scenery - thanks for the nice comments on our wildlife biologists blog :)

José Ramón said...

I love this blog great weekend
Greetings from
Creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón

Inverness Daily Photo said...

What complicated looking creatures these are.