Monday, 17 March 2008

Dragon Fly

An elderly female Dragon-Fly.
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13 comments:

Kostas said...

Splendid the photograph, marvellous colours, and the nerves in his feathers are impressive! Afterwards certain weeks will fill my region from these insects.

Gail's Man said...

How do you know that it's an old insect, did you see her bus pass?

Lizzy said...

Blimey, I've just been away knitting socks and you've been all over the country.

Was that dragonfly out at the weekend, it will be frozen to death by next weekend I fear

Lilli & Nevada said...

Ok so how do you know that is an elderly dragonfly?I love the close up shot of her. Oh and how can you tell if its a she? I am so full of questions huh?

imac said...

To answer your questions,The Elderly Dragon Fly was taken a few years ago at Woodland Waters, near Grantham.
I sent the photo to a insect expert, who says it was an elderly female, as it has lost most of her colour.

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful shot, iMac - and the texture of the wings is great.

DeeMom said...

WOW

photowannabe said...

Terrific closeup. I love the transparent wings and the various shadings.

Travis said...

wonderful capture. I have always been interested in this insect. When I was a boy I would always see them in the summer. I love the close up on the design of the wing. Great shot.

Paulie said...

Neat! How wonderful that you knew who to send to for identification.

Old Wom Tigley said...

ha! Quote: "I sent the photo to a insect expert, who says it was an elderly female, as it has lost most of her colour".

No differance there then... :O)

zakscloset said...

nice photo! interesting, when a dragonfly ages he/she loses his/her colour. science of dragonflies!!

Kerri said...

I LOVE dragonflies! Glad you told us how you can tell she's elderly! I didn't realize that the more colorful ones are younger. I"ll remember that. I can't wait until they come around again. I got my first shot of one last year.