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Friday, July 18, 2008

Flirting with Wings


This wispy dragonfly loves to flit around my worst
garden feature. She's on a dead bougainvillea branch,
next to the arum with giant leaves. But she wasn't
really bothered about me hovering near her to get a
closer shot. Her only wish was that I shouldn't get--
up close and personal!

This mottled beauty played hard to get, leading me on-
a wild goose chase till we both got tired of running
around in circles! Finally, she succumbed to the green
temptation of the sedge leaf and I closed in on her...!

10 comments:

Titania said...

I think of dragonflies as ballerinas, always "en point" so graceful. Nice shots, Kanak.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Ballerinas? That's a beautiful thought, Trudi. I'm heading off to your orchard now.

Philip Bewley said...

That is an incrdible image. I know what it is like to do this.
Best,
Philip

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Philip,
Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend!

Jane Marie said...

Dragonflies seem to be everywhere this year. I posted one for Wordless Wednesday this week.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the fave. I appreciate it.

Sunita said...

I love their irridescent wings and beautiful colours. And I love them even more after reading that their little ones gobble up mosquito larvae! And the adults scoop up the mossies in flight. Yaaay!

Kanak Hagjer said...

jane marie/sunita,
Thank you for your comments.

cindee said...

Dragonflies are fun to watch. They just float through the air(-:
We usually have a lot of the clear winged ones. I have never seen a dark one like in the bottom picture. It is very pretty!!!

spookydragonfly said...

What a beautiful red dragonfly! Thank you for visiting me...you then know that I am partial to the dragonfly...they are fascinating creatures to watch. Enjoyed my visit!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Glad you stopped by. Will be visiting you again, soooon!