Inspired by Life: June 2018

Inspired by Life is very apt when it comes to Dragonflies.  I hate mosquito’s and dragonflies love mosquito.  On the flip side Dragonflies are a tasty little treat for baby birds.  I remember watching the first 8 day life cycle of Redwing Blackbird chicks.  The female would often bring home a dragonfly as food for the chicks.  For each there is a place.

The wetlands have seen few dragonfly over the past couple of years so it was nice to get out and walk around and see them flitting from one plant to another.  Catching them on camera was a totally different story.  Just when you have the lighting right and the focus almost perfect, they up and fly away.  What I have learned though is very often they will come back to the same plant.

For me I am always happy to see an abundance of dragonfly in my garden.  The last few weeks after all the rain we have had they do seem to be in abundance.  I also same some damselfly.  However, they did not sit still long enough for me to capture them.  Next time I think I will go out with my macro and see what I can come up with.

I hope you enjoy the different species of dragonfly that I managed to find.

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5005

Four Spotted Pennant

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5011

Four Spotted Pennant

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5014

Halloween Pennant

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5016

Four Spotted Pennant

Out on the back canal: June 9, 2018: 5329

Orange Meadowhawk

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018:

Four Spotted Pennant

Out on the back canal: June 9, 2018: 5243

Orange Meadowhawk

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5068

Blue Dasher

Out on the back canal: June 9, 2018: 5257

Needhams Skimmer

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5072

Four Spotted Pennant

Out on the back canal: June 9, 2018: 5260

Needhams Skimmer

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5082

Scarlet Skimmer

Out on the back canal: June 9, 2018: 5265

Needhams Skimmer

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5084

Four Spotted Pennant

Out on the back canal: June 9, 2018: 5287

Needhams Skimmer

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5085

Four Spotted Pennant

Green Cay Wetlands: June 3, 2018: 5134

Four Spotted Pennant

Dragonfly are fun to watch.  They are really busy little critters.  And if you happen to get up close to them you will find that often they are chomping on something.  Their mouths are going all the time.  Their eyes are incredible when you manage to capture them in macro and all over the dragonfly is a pretty cool critter.

Thank you for joining me for this month’s Inspired by Life.    This is a circle blog although we are a little on the light side this month. Please take time to visit my friend Ceri  of Ceri Herd Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on her pages.

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6 Comments on “Inspired by Life: June 2018

  1. These are seriously cool and I can only imagine the patience it too to get these. I love love the second one the best. Thanks for sharing Sharleen.

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    • Thanks so much Channon. They are kind of like butterflies – they don’t sit still very long. However, I enjoy watching and watching for them to settle.

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  2. Oooo I love these photos Sharleen .. Dragonflies are so cute! Makes me want to sit and watch them .. very interesting to read .. thanks for sharing

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