Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dragonfly over the pond
I've always enjoyed seeing a dragonfly zip past. When I was young and dragonfly landed near us while fishing, my Grandpa called them snake doctors. I thought that was an odd name which caused me to fear their secretive power. More recently I have learned to distinguish a few species. A citizen science project, Dragonfly Pond Watch encouraged people to get a picture of the Saddleback. Have you ever tried to take a picture of a dragon fly? They dart up and down and zip around, in and out. Having water close by helped me get a picture because they seem to pause over the water.  I was not lucky enough to find a Saddleback but did get a few great shots of more common dragonflys. The Dragonfly woman ( posts comments about swarms and I became more interested as I witnessed a swarm at my house.  I plan to keep trying to get great pictures of a dragonfly in action.

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