Thursday, August 14, 2008

Skywatch Friday

Please click photo to enlarge. The tiny bugs the dragonflies are after will come into view.

Last year I wondered where all the dragonflies had gone. I'm pleased to report that they are back. A couple of nights ago, I was amazed to see the dragonflies swarming in the front yard, apparently feeding on tiny bugs that seemed to be rising from the soil. I wasn't able to get a photo that reflected the great numbers of dragonflies in the yard. They zoomed past so quickly, I felt lucky to get a few in one shot. And luckier still when they rose high enough in the air that I could photograph them against the sky!

Don't miss out on beautiful sky shots from all around the world. Visit Skywatch Friday. Thank you for taking the time to look at my photo. I appreciate it. :-)

24 comments:

Mary said...

Tina,

The photo of the dragonflies against the sky is beautiful. If you have time, drop over and see the beautiful sunset we had tonight. It is breathtaking.

Hope all is well with you.
Blessings and hugs,
Mary

Knitting Mania said...

Great photo shot....amazing those little dragonflies!

Off to visit more SWF sites....

SandyCarlson said...

The dragonflies this year are renting an airplane hanger--they are so big and plentiful!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I hope you are able to keep them. It sounds like they are born in your soil and emerge to fly away. Wow. That would be special. I hope you don't use any chemicals on the lawn area as that might destroy them before they are born and fly away.

This is one of the most special photos I have seen.

Abraham

Pietro said...

Very fine image for a great Sky Watch!
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AphotoAday said...

Oh wow, I thought those were birds until I enlarged the photo... Very interesting...

babooshka said...

Birds against the sky alaways work for me. Lovely shot

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Hey, that was a great photo. Dragonflies are so quick and I am amazed you managed to get this shot. Like it!

~~Randi~~ said...

Great capture! So many dragonflies! Have a nice weekend:)

Lapa37 said...

First off let me say your name is beautiful. Second I just love dragonflies they look cool in this picture.Nice job

Kelly said...

The dragonflies are beautiful and blend in so well with the sky! Congratulations on your award! It like it is very well deserved! Great photos and job!

storyteller said...

What a fun Sky Watch with dragonflies! Wonderful 'capture' ... we don't see many of them here in So Cal near the ocean.
Hugs and blessings,

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow those are great shots

Nonna said...

Neat picture! They look like little airplanes!

Jo said...

Great photo capture Tina. I love dragonflies. I don't thik I have ever seen them swarm like that before though. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Mountain Mama said...

I didn't know dragonflies ate anything.Good for them!! Maybe it's mosquito's they are getting. Wouldn't that be nice?

Louise said...

What a terrific shot! Don't think I've ever seen a photo of multiple dragonflies AND the bugs they are after! Excellent!

deborah wilson said...

Tina,

Great shot of the dragonflies...

Which reminds me, check out this Rumanian folktale about dragonflies that I read over on Granny Sue's blog:

How Dragonflies Came to Be

Linda said...

This is a wonderful shot of the dragonflies. I haven't seen many this year.

Hope you are having a great week!

Renie Burghardt said...

Wow, great photo, Tina!

I have lots of dragonflies around, too. I love watching them.

Have a wonderful day, dear Tina!


Hugs,

Renie

Tina Coruth said...

Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments!! I really appreciate each and every one. :-)

Tommy said...

nice photo and great catch

Arija said...

I thought you may have lain on your back in the wet grass to get this shot. Nice to now you didn't catch cold after all. Always lovely to catch something on the wing, especially something so small as a dragonfly. Nice job.

AphotoAday said...

Nice catch...
Nicely framed up...
Love it...