Thursday, October 15, 2009

dragonfly


Libellula lydia

common names:  Common Whitetail, Long-Tailed Skimmer 
common across much of North America
Dragonflies and damselflies belong to the order Odonata.  Studying them is called "oding."
Check out this blog--July 9. 2009 for more dragonfly photos.
Animalia, Arthropoda, Hexapoda, Insecta, Odonata, Anisoptera, Libellulidae, Libellula, L. lydia

photo by me © 2009

14 comments:

  1. what happen to the dragonfly?

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  2. Poor thing. But a really great picture!

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  3. That is gorgeous...and a bit scary looking all at the same time.

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  4. that is one fascinating dragonfly! the transparent part of its wings almost rendered it part of the backdrop...

    eng

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  5. they are so weird and delicate! Were they once dragons? Hummm {:-D

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  6. Beautiful dragon!
    So you now into oding?.

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  7. Beautiful dragonfly shot! Was just looking to see if you posted The Brenda Photo Challenge photos...guess you got busy! Have a great weekend!hughugs

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  8. Very cool dragonfly, I'm not sure how I missed this post. He is a pretty one. And I learned something, I did not know the study of them was oding.

    Judy

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  9. I adore these landscapes. Just thrilling. You are lucky to be in front of such beauty.

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  10. i use to catch dragonflies when I was young...now i just love taking pix of them...

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  11. what a beautiful creature, i have never seen a dragonfly like it before!*ruthie*

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