06/17/10 - Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (as best as I can tell)
This dragonfly is very small. I guess maybe the size of a quarter if you drew a circle around him. Much smaller than the Halloween Pennant I showed on Tuesday. He does hang out in the same area as the pennants do, though.
Cropped just a bit to remove some area on the left and make it an 8X10. If you view in larger sizes, you can see a fair amount of detail on his face.
The flower in the lower middle is Queen Anne's Lace going to seed. I take pictures of Queen Anne's Lace all the time but was looking back at my first year of daily pictures and realized that I never posted a picture of it. How could that be?!? It's really a flower not to be overlooked for it's interesting geometry and wonderful insect attracting powers.
Shortly after this shot, it rained:-) We got great rain overnight too. I am so thrilled not to have to water my flowers.
If you'd like to see a collage of all the cool nature things I took pics of yesterday, that is here:
I had trouble choosing today because I had lots of shots I could have enjoyed talking about and sharing with.
I also caught a shot with amazingly creepy detail of one bug getting ready to have lunch on another bug:
In larger sizes, the eyes are so cool and the detail is just, um, maybe too detailed:-)
Thanks for your comments on yesterday's shot and hope you enjoyed the trip to the swamp with me:-)