Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Life of a Different Wing... And Some Regulars

We often overlook some of the other winged creatures among us. The dragonfly is large predatory insect generally found around watery areas. The dragonfly has six legs but it is unable to walk on solid ground. In flight the adult dragonfly can propel itself in six directions which are upward, downward, forward, back, and side to side. As you can see one of the dragonfly nymphs has recently come up from its watery habitat and is working at spreading out its wings. A Green Heron gives me a couple of photo opportunities. Then a Robin shows three sides, left side, right side and backside.      

































Notice wings not yet fully extended.

4 comments:

texwisgirl said...

love those sweet robins! neat shots, all of them.

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you texwisgirl...

Julie G. said...

Larry, so many fantastic images in this post! Love the dragonfly close-ups. They are not easy to capture but you have done a great job. Fabulous shots of the Green Heron and pretty Robin! Absolutely beautiful sights!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Very good catch of the Dragonflies. The variety of colors is beautiful. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.