Saturday, 11 September 2010

Red Dragonfly

red dragonfly

This afternoon we visited Belton House near Grantham. While exploring the gardens I noticed a few red dragonflies hovering around the ponds, possibly Common Darters?

9 comments:

The Retired One said...

I captured one just recently too (see my blog) and I had not remembered seeing one before...they are gorgeous!
But in looking thru some old photos, I did find a photo I took of one last year. LOL

Sharkbytes said...

This looks like the ruby meadowhawk I found last week.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a cool shot. I love this one. And your little critter friend blends right in with the terrain. A fantastic capture.

Jean said...

Beautiful capture!!!

Kloggers/Polly said...

You have done well to have taken such a crisp photo of such an illusive creature. It is rare for them to land .... I had a large green one in my garden the other week. Round and round it went almost in a figure of eight and I stood with my camera poised. Even though it remained for more than fifteen minutes constantly circling I still didn't get a picture. Still it was a pleasure to watch!

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

So cool! We have tons of blue and black ones, but no red ones. Beautiful!

The Ancient Digger said...

Wow, I've never seen a red dragonfly. We have tons of greens ones in Florida, but no red. Great shot!

Bisnis GoKil said...

i used to play with green, red, and yellow dragonfly when i was kid. My father in law said that when they fly near the earth can be indicated that rain would come soon.

Out on the prairie said...

The Meadowlarks are a late season dragonfly. I shot a few in the last two weeks and believe it to be Ruby Faced although a Yellow-legged is very similar in my guide.It was fun looking you over, saw this site on Nature Center Magazine.

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