Caution — Warning — Danger Danger Danger!

If you don’t like dragonflies, don’t scroll down ๐Ÿ™‚

If you DO scroll down, please click on the photos for full-size ๐Ÿ˜‰

poised for takeoff  โ€”  a blue-tailedย dragonfly

blue-tailed dragofly perched atop my tomato stake — lying in wait, so to speak

bluetailed dragonfly onย lilac
here he is from behind — he can still see me taking his pic with those amazing eyes!

For you, mm ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. mm said

    It’s the little things on this earth that are the most amazing wonders. Glad that you see that……:) mm

    The little fellow was pretty amazing, yes mm ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. indosungod said

    He is gorgeous isn’t he? Read an article in Washington Post last week about a group of people who do dragon fly statistics on a lake close to their home. The number of dragon flies determine the health of the lake, > dragon flies better the health of the lake. Some leisure reading

    Thanks for that article ISG — very interesting isn’t it, how the creatures are such good incidators of what we humans are doing to the earth. Great read!

  3. indosungod said

    Here is the line Linda Link to the article

  4. Mishmash! said

    You take fabulous shots , Linda…I love your nature shots ๐Ÿ™‚


    Thanks Shn, so glad you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. archana said

    Both the pictures are excellent.The fine details of their wings are so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you Archana — I thought he was beautiful too. I was lucky to get the shots! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. jai said

    wonderful shots Linda. those diaphanous wings are very beautiful. –jai

    Thank you Jai — there are loads of these guys in the garden and it’s a fun challenge to try and capture one ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jyothsna said

    You love nature, don’t you? And you take good pictures!

    I do love it Jyothsna — thanks so much am happy you liked them ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Asha said

    As kids in India,we called them Helicopters , would tie a string on their tails and we would go round and round the whole day!!We were evil kids then!:D
    I love those. I saw one on the ceiling of my garage yesterday but just watched it.My kids would never hurt them though,unlike evil me!!;P
    Beautiful pics!

    Thanks Asha! Oh, the things we do as children huh? I used to be afraid of the dragonflies till I learned they don’t bite!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. sia said

    truely wonderful shots linda… just beautiful…

    Thank you Supriya dear, I’m glad you liked them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Coffee said

    I want to say beautiful…. but I am saying scary!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    They ARE a little intimidating Coffee — but really they’re fascinating. Once you remind yourself they don’t sting, it’s easier to watch them ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. seema said

    Linda , here i go with Asha. I used to call these helicopters too. Beautiful shots lady. Lovely.

    Thanks so much Seema, I’m glad you liked them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. bee said

    linda, your pictures do full justice to once of the most beautiful beings. just gorgeous how the light flows through the gauzy wings. .

    Thanks Bee — I got lucky with the camera. Take 50 shots and maybe one comes out well ๐Ÿ™‚ They are really amazing little creatures!

  13. Poonam said

    Awesome pics!

    Thank you, Poonam! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. meeso said

    Cool…one of my favorite bugs!

    Thanks meeso, glad you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. mandira said

    beautiful shot Linda, I absolutely love it. Anytime you are passing through Ann Arbor, just call and drop by. We can have our own blogger meet. Things are calming down, but yet to explore Michigan.

    Hi Mandira! Happy to see you back perusing the blogs ๐Ÿ™‚ I will take advantage of your invitation next time I’m in southern MI — you guys will have so much fun exploring that state (yes, I am biased ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Glad you liked the pics!

  16. neroli said

    Linda, I’ve never seen a dragonfly with such bristly legs! Thank you for the lovely pictures…and I’m glad that your schedule allowed you to get a post or two in. Have to enjoy those “free” minutes outside of others’ activities, yes?!?

    Hi Neroli, thanks for the kind words; I’m glad you liked the pics ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, we do have to enjoy our free time as it happens yes? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. jennifer said

    my favorites. we get hundreds of nymphs in the early spring. we lay them out near the edge of our property line near the wetlands. they continue to grow, as they feed mainly on mosquito larvae. once they become adults, (usually late july, early august) they swarm the evening air, appearing from nowhere, devouring the blood thirsty jerks. (always ruining a good summer evening with perpetual buzzing and pinching) i understand the dragonfly only lives for several weeks. sad, but they sure do the job. no pesticides needed on my land!

    looking forward to more……………………..


  18. jennifer said

    ps. we’re from Maine!

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