Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nature Notes/Petals & Wings




After a lull, the four o'clock flowers have started blooming again. How fascinating it is to see Mother Nature's patterns on the petals. Every bloom of the same plant with a different signature style!!
I took this photo yesterday as I was watering my potted plants. It landed on a palm leaf but took off before I could get another shot. Certainly not the ones that I usually photograph, this one appeared to be longer than other dragonflies.

The usual ones are about this length. This was also photographed near the same spot a few months ago.

The white-breasted water hen is one bird that I see everyday. Here it is foraging in a puddle created by one of the sudden showers that we have pretty often. 


Visit the home of Nature Notes to see more posts on what's happening in the world of nature. This is a meme that I love to participate in as I'm constantly looking for anything new (to me), unique, and beautiful in my surroundings. And in other bloggers' posts as well.


13 comments:

Carver said...

The dragonfly shots are pure magic. Also like the beautiful flowers and birds. Good nature post.

Libby said...

The flowers are beautiful!

Great shots of the dragonflies!

Its funny that you see water hens every day, and I have never seen one! At least I get to see them on you blog!

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite captures for the day! The dragonfly is awesome! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Rambling Woods said...

Amazing detail on the dragonfly Kanak and the flowers are so pretty. Thank you for linking up to Nature Notes and for your well wishes ..Michelle

Ginny said...

The flowers are beautiful, they look bit like Petunias, except for the long stamens. The new dragonfly is outstanding!!!! Marbled gold with wings of glass!!!!

jewaicious said...

What stunning dragonfly shots. I love all of the captures, from the flowers to the white breasted hen

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers and awesome dragonfly shots and I love the water hen. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

ShySongbird said...

An enjoyable post as always Kanak. What a beautiful Dragonfly it is! Their wings always remind me of stained glass and your photo shows that very well. All the photos are lovely and as someone else said the pretty flower reminds me a little of Petunias.

The White-breasted Waterhen is very similar to our Coot, both members of the Rail family of course.

Please send some of that lovely sunshine our way Kanak :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Water hen? Very interesting! I love four o'clocks which here we grow as annuals from seed. Beautiful shots of the dragonfly!

Island Rambles Blog said...

really good shots of the dragonfly...I love Nature Notes meme also...I have to enlarge each page I go to and your pictures still look amazing when I do!!

Betty Manousos said...

ph my word, your shots are simply gorgeous! that dragonfly shot caught my eye.

i love your blog!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful photography...I love photography and in the early season of this delight...still learning! Loved your blog...you have a new follower....

lotusleaf said...

Your dragonflies are all so beautiful, and this one is a Prince!I don't know how you charm the birds to sit still for you!