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I NOW HAVE A BOOK PUBLISHED


Titled Wings Over My Texas
Description excerpt: A non-scientific photographic study of over 200 birds, common, rare, and vagrant birds, along the Coastal Bend of South Texas. Areas include Corpus Christi, Port A...
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Learning Curve....

I did not know there were so many different species of dragonflies, nor the fact that they migrate. But, of course, I have never really taken the time to study them either. Now that I read a short bit on the migration of the species, I say...well I'll be darned. I never knew that!!

We've always had an influx in late summer [especially after a rainstorm when the larva of mosquitoes hatch]...the dragonflies go absolutely bonkers!!! A fun fact here - A dragonfly can eat food equal to its own weight in about 30 minutes. Which roughly translates into a you trying to eat as much as 100+ lb…let alone in half an hour. Anyway, while out birding on the birding trails this past month, I've come across only a couple different colored ones ---greenish blue, and a rusty red one. But they never lighted on a branch long enough for me to photograph them. Then, while walking a different trail on a different day, I spotted one STUCK on the barbed-wire fencing. Now, keep in mind that I am truly a novice at ID'ing the species, but I think it's named:

Band Winged -



...then, on another day a different, on a different trail, one STUCK to a dried cluster and I got a chance to photograph it:

Could this be a Saddleback [notice the 'saddle' shape on its wing, or is something STUCK on it?] -



DRAGONFLY FACTS:

They migrate [new to me! I did not know that]
Extremely fast swimmers
Diet: All flying creatures [insects]...including an occasional butterfly or moth and bees!
They have been seen consuming ants also.
and last but not least....a DAMSELFLY is NOT a female dragonfly...the two are completely different insects!!!
Dragonfly fossils have been found.
The Dragonfly - from nymph to adulthood




CONNECTING TO:
Camera Critters



September Photo Hunt Challenges
1st * Quiet
8th * Stuck
15th * Hairy
22st * Escape
29th * Dodgy





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WEEKEND FUNNIES



Speaking of ADULThood....

Bruce comes home from the bar and sees Sheila watching a cooking show on the TV.
Bruce says; "What are you watching that for? You can't cook to save your life!."
To which Sheila replies; "So what? You watch porn movies, don’t you?







30 comments :

  1. Beautiful insects, dragonflies viewing.
    Here in Denmark we have had many of those this year.
    Wish you a good Saturday :)
    Hanne Bente

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  2. Great info on the dragonfly. Your photos are awesome. I have some mosquitoes here they could eat. Anni, have a great weekend!

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    1. ...don'tcha just 'hate' those nasty mosquitoes?

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  3. Interesting facts and how lucky you were that those two got "stuck" - they're always so fast! We find plenty of them around our swimming pool during the hot summer months. Love your joke about Bruce and Shiela! Hahahaha!

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    1. ...I know, it's like they have eyes just for you when you have a camera ready too.

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  4. Interesting facts about the dragonflies. I love photographing them, although it does take a good bit of patience! Poor Bruce, he really never will get it, will he? Thanks for the laugh...

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    1. ...they're not an easy subject to capture, that I know. LOL

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  5. Nice dragonfly captures and interesting facts about them. I didn't know they migrate, either. :-)

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    1. ..we both learned something. Heck, I figured they die off each season. Little did I know.

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  6. Good shots! It isn't always easy to capture them.
    Happy Hunting~

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    1. ...thanks for Hosting Photo Hunt Sandi.

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  7. Beautiful! Very interesting to learn more about them, too.

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  8. I have problems IDing different types of dragonflies. As it is, I have problems telling the difference between dragonflies and damselflies. Whatever their names though, I do really like spotting them when I'm out hiking or while strolling about a park. :)

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    1. ...I must 'fess up...I wouldn't know the difference between them at all.

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  9. We are seeing lots of dragonflies too. You must have a very quick trigger finger to captures these little quick beauties
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  10. Those are great capture of the dragonflies Anni. Really impressive!

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  11. Liebe Anni,

    einen schönen Sonntag für dich und deine Libellen...fantastisch"!!

    LG Mathilda ♥

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    1. ...thanks 'Tilda, your words of encouragement, I appreciate.

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  12. Dragon flies are sure interesting creature...Long time ago and I mean long time they where a lot larger then they are now/
    Mine is up and the coffee is on.

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    1. ...glad you stopped by for a visit Dora

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  13. Great photos. And I also learned something new from your entry (I didn't know dragonflies migrated). I also learned something new doing my entry for this week's theme.

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    1. My goodness...your post on the Mau Breed was most interesting!!!!

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  14. I like dragonflys.

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed the images today Denise

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  15. I love dragonflies and they must be having a grand old time here because we have lots of mosquitos!

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    1. I guess that is what brings them out in full force.

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