Thursday, January 12, 2012

Nature Notes/Stray Dragonfly



The area I live in  has plenty of dragonflies in summer but once it starts to get cooler, they are rarely seen. The other day while I was in the kitchen I heard the unmistakable whirring of dragonfly wings from the tiny ledge near the ventilator. Most probably it must have been stuck in a piece of cobweb and couldn't fly away. When I rescued it, it seemed fine so I took it outside and placed it on this cluster of blooms. I didn't think I'd be successful but it stayed there for a few minutes even after I had clicked this picture. I'd have taken more shots but a pair of flycatchers landed on the coconut tree....


Linking up to Michelle's Nature Notes.


15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful capture! Lovely flower and such a beautiful dragonfly! I love it's transparent wings! Terrific!

Sylvia

Rambling Woods said...

Oh that was so nice of you to rescue it and it is a beautiful one..I have the NN link all fixed and all set..Michelle

Ginny said...

Gosh, what a story!! So you are now a real dragonfly hero!!! You actually heard the wings from the kitchen? Did you figure out what kind of inset it was before you saw it?

eileeninmd said...

Very cool, that you were there to rescue the dragonfly. It is a pretty one, great photo.

stardust said...

I’m happy for your successful rescue. The red flower looks lovely resting place for the dragonfly. Beautiful capture!

BlueShell said...

glad I foud your Blog: Lovely and Exquisite!

Leora said...

It looks like a giant on the bloom! Lovely shot.

Carver said...

That's a fantastic shot of the dragonfly.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shot of the dragonfly!

Anita Kumar said...

That's a beauty!

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

Wonderful picture -- hope he makes it! And what a great distraction you had as well.

Arati said...

how lovely kanak. i did nt realise the wings could be so transparent.

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

La foto es simplemente espectacular.

Saludos y buena tarde domingo.

Jama said...

it's a beauty!

BlueShell said...

JUST amazing!!!!
BShell