Sunday, June 16, 2013

Carolina Saddlebags Dragonfly

Found a big dragonfly on my windowsill this morning. It just sat there while I went to the office to get my Casio EX-FH20 camera with super macro. It let me take all these photos from about 1 cm away. I think it's a vulnerable juvenile just a few hours out of the water. I like to think it grew up in my birdbathtub seen in the background. I had never observed one with the solid part of the wings like this. It took me a while to find an identification online. Thanks, Bug Guide! Species: Tramea carolina. Ref: Citizen Scientists League Dragonfly life cycle, Bug Guide Carolina Saddlebags 

1 comment:

  1. This one is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this one. Keep it up! break the cycle sweaters