Friday, June 3, 2011

Waking the Dragon

waking the dragon
This morning I happened upon a group of sleeping dragonflies in the tall grassy fields.

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They were a little sluggish at this early morning hour, 

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so I was able to coax a couple out of the grass for a closer look. 

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Their wings sparkled with little flecks of gold. 
Eventually they flew away.

22 comments:

Somliga dagar said...

Aaaaaamazing pictures!

betsy best-spadaro said...

WOW! Beautiful photos of beautiful creatures!

The Noisy Plume: said...

My gosh!
These images are incredible!

holly aka golly said...

Thanks all! Happy Friday!

lamina @ do a bit said...

WOW such fantastic photos!! You were so lucky it didn't fly away!!! Beautiful little creature :)

luanne said...

Beautiful dragonflies & gorgeous flower -- is it a cardoon?

holly aka golly said...

luanne: It is a thistle for sure, though I don't think it is an edible variety.

blue sky butterfly studio said...

wow, they are beautiful. Mother nature at her best.

R R said...

These photos are wonderful, thanks for sharing!
And to Luanne: thistles are from the same family as cardoons (and artichokes), so you could eat them if you had to. I haven't eaten one, but read it on a survival book somewhere.

Mimi Favre said...

Fabulous pictures!!

Hannah Nunn said...

Lucky find. What beauties they are!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Exquisite! Thank you for capturing their beauty!!

kathiroussel said...

how wonderful-- what great photos holly-- !

naomi orana said...

Oops (didn't mean to delete my message!!)

Absolutely stunning - mother nature sure is one clever gal!

The light and detail in the images is beautiful

The Fab Miss B said...

How lovely! They are gigantic.

barbarabeesblog said...

wow, phantastic photos! Normally you never get them, because they're to fast and gone and it looks sooo big! Good Shot!
I LOVE dragonflies!

holly aka golly said...

Thanks all! I feel very lucky to have been able to capture and share their beauty with you.

Sarah Melling said...

Very happy to have stumbled upon your blog...beautiful images!

holly aka golly said...

Hello Sarah! So glad you found me!

We Three 3 said...

WOW is all I can say...And that pink flower is something else!

Subtle Acts said...

Wow! What spectacular photos!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Just found these - incredible!!!