Helpful Dragon

We saw several dragonflies at Compton Acres yesterday, but most of them were so busy about their business I couldn’t get a photo of them. I did attempt to photograph them in flight but its very difficult when they’re so speedy! But then my sister spotted one who was more willing to have his photographContinue reading “Helpful Dragon”

Dragonfly Eyes

It starts with a movement you catch out of the corner of your eye. A flutter of wings, a humming buzz as it flies past your ear. It’s a dragon! Adrenaline pumps and your mouth moves into a smile. Insects that have been on earth for millennia, still here today, flying past your head, in your village,Continue reading “Dragonfly Eyes”

Here be Dragons

Well, it’s been a while since my last dragonfly photo, and I was feeling the lack of it. Lately I’ve taking a lot of photos of horses and ponies and hadn’t had much opportunity for other smaller creatures. However this weekend I’ve been pottering round the garden taking photos, then this morning felt I hadContinue reading “Here be Dragons”

Flying lines

Most insects like bees and hoverflies look like little flying dots from a distance. A little roundish splodge. But Damselflies are quite different. The first time you see them flying by it’s a little disconcerting as they are like little straight lines fluttering about! Colourful straight lines too. But of course I like to getContinue reading “Flying lines”

Odonata

As is my usual way, when given a word by the Weekly Photo Challenge, I think about how it could be applied in my world of nature and small things. While pondering the word, I thought about the biological definition of an order: Order Definition (1) (taxonomy) A taxonomic rank used in classifying organisms, generallyContinue reading “Odonata”

Dragonflies

A Dragonfly’s life begins in the water and remains there for up to five years. The part of the life-cycle that we usually see is very brief and is only a fraction of their lifetime. In order to reach they point where they appear to be the king of the airways, they must survive and growContinue reading “Dragonflies”