#NationalGeographic 📆 September 12, 2023 At temperatures around minus 15°F (-26°Celsius) ❄️, microbes 🦠 “don’t rely at all on solar ☀️ energy— only using chemical energy” https://www.nationalgeographic.com/premium/article/europa-enceladus-titan-search-for-alien-life
A pair of Orthetrum chrysostigma dragonflies mating by a pond in a curious posture. The blue one is the male, and the yellowish brown, the female. I took this photo in a park in Valencia at the end of September.
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Una pareja de libélulas Orthetrum chrysostigma apareándose junto a un estanque en una curiosa postura. El de color azul es el macho, y la marrón amarillenta, la hembra. Hice esta foto un parque de Valencia a finales de septiembre.
From time to time, birds fly into the office since I like to keep the doors open.
Today, it was a #dragonfly.
It only took a minute after showing it where the open door was, and it left for better hunting grounds.
#Birds take a lot longer to figure out where the exit is.
I guess dragonflies have been around longer and are quick learners.
Having those intimating insects flying around was a thrill, not necessarily in a good way.
BBC Taps Dragonfly For Commissioner; ITV Buys Aussie Drama & Confirms ‘Big Brother’ Launch Date; Talpa Restructures As Studio — Global Briefs
#BreakingNews #Distribution #Executives #RealityTV #TVNews #BBC #BigBrother #Dragonfly #InLimbo #ITV #ITVX #NewenConnect #TalpaStudios
Vertrocknete braune Blätter an euren #Tomaten? Bloß nicht abschneiden - mit Glück wachsen daran die seltenen fliegenden Tomaten! ;)
Im Blog habsch noch'n kurzes Libellenvideo verlinkt:
Am #InsektenSamstag die Aufnahme einer wenig bedrohten und aufgrund ihrer Anspruchslosigkeit an das Gewässer häufig vorkommendenden Klein-#Libelle.
blue-tailed damselfly - Ischnura elegans
On #InsectSaturday, a picture of a #dragonfly that is not very endangered and often found due to its undemanding nature.
#fotografie #photography #insects #insekten
Unheimliche Begegnung der dritten Art.
(Der Untergrund ist übrigens kein Wasser, sondern ein umgedrehter transparenter Regenschirm, aber die Libelle vermutete offenbar einen Teich und nahm auch sogleich Kontakt auf zu dessen Bewohner. Das Bild ist zwölf Jahre alt, aber kam mir gerade wieder in die Finger.)
Dragonflies have a special meaning to many including myself, hope you enjoy this one called "Big Blue Dragonfly":)
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A sympetrum fonscolombii devouring a small dipteran it has just hunted at the edge of a pond. These are not photos, but frames extracted from a short 4K video. I played the video on the Mac with Quicktime, selected the frame with the keyboard arrow keys, copied it, and pasted it from the clipboard in Preview (Valencia, September).
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Una sympetrum fonscolombii devorando un pequeño díptero que acaba de cazar al borde de un estanque No son fotos, sino fotogramas extraídos de un corto video en 4K. He reproducido el video en el Mac con Quicktime, he seleccionado el fotograma con las teclas de dirección del teclado, lo he copiado, y pegado desde el portapapeles en Vista Previa.
Ein Sympetrum fonscolombii verschlingt einen kleinen Zweiflügler, den er gerade am Rande eines Teiches gefangen hat. Dies sind keine Fotos, sondern Aufnahmen aus einem kurzen 4K-Video. Ich habe das Video auf dem Mac mit Quicktime abgespielt, das gewünschte Bild mit den Pfeiltasten auf der Tastatur ausgewählt, es kopiert und schließlich aus der Zwischenablage in Preview eingefügt.
A male sympetrum fonscolombii perched on a leaf. They have excellent eyesight and flee if you approach. But they have a tendency to come back to perch on the same branches or flowers and like most predators are curious. If you are patient and do not make sudden movements you can get close enough (Valencia Park, September).
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Una sympetrum fonscolombii macho posada sobre una ramita. Tienen una vista excelente y huyen si te acercas. Pero tienen tendencia a volver a posarse sobre las mismas ramas o flores y como la mayoría de predadores es curiosa. Si tienes paciencia y no haces movimientos bruscos puedes acercarte lo suficiente. (Parque en Valencia, septiembre)
Ein weiblicher Sympetrum fonscolombii sitzt auf einem Zweig. Sie haben ein ausgezeichnetes Sehen und fliehen, wenn man sich ihnen nähert. Sie haben aber die Tendenz, sich immer wieder auf denselben Zweigen oder Blumen niederzulassen und sind wie die meisten Raubtiere neugierig. Wenn man geduldig ist und keine schnellen Bewegungen macht, kann man nahe genug herankommen. (Park in Valencia, September).
I had a #dragonfly hanging around the roof terrace yesterday so I tried to photograph it. I did okay, but definitely need more practise. I think it's type of Darter? Maybe someone with more dragon knowledge can help.
Edit - Identified as a Red-veined Darter - sympetrum fonscolumbii
#photography #insects #nature #andalucia #spain
Look at the HANDSOME GENTLEMAN that somehow got into our house tonight. A Canada darner dragonfly, and he's enormous.
I took him outside and let him go under the porch (because it's pouring) and twenty minutes later, inside the house, I found him clinging to my pant leg.
I took him out to the shed, where he is dry and happy and there are plenty of mosquitoes to eat.
Hello everyone, hope you're having a good Sunday! 🙂👋 We went walking in the Missouri Botanical Gardens this morning. I took a lot of pictures because my daughter wasn't there speeding us through. I thought I'd share a few of the ok ones.
Have a great afternoon/evening!
Original and Crop of a Dragonfly that was flying behind the remnants of some reeds. It was early in my walk and I was worried I may not get another chance of a photo (but of course the walk was all Dragons and few birds).
Stepped out into the woods and heard a vigorous rustling in the dry leaves at my feet. The tiny blurred action momentarily paused and was revealed as a small #dragonfly and a hornet locked onto each other! Not immediately clear who was trying to prey on who... but when they fell apart for a moment the hornet took a short breather and pounced on again, stinging and biting at the head. When they separated again I scooped the dragonfly out of the leaf litter and quickly retreated... [continued]
So I have an idea.
If you've followed me a while then you've heard my heat & drought woes. It'll be another month before it even begins to cool off & my garden regains some sanity.
But I really miss posting stuff.
So I'm thinking of doing a daily "from the archives" post. Just a random selection of this year's spring/summer photos (that I'm oh-so-slowly organizing lol). No repeats - just photos I liked at the time but never got around to posting.
I dunno. What d'you think?
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I've added a new dragonfly to my collection of artwork with a stained glass look. (Not real stained glass - hope you enjoy!)
Prints & more are available at https://peggy-collins.pixels.com/featured/dragonfly-magic-peggy-collins.html
The bright and flashy Halloween Pennant is a bright dragonfly that floats like a butterfly. This one was resting on a Sunflower petal with wings spread. The Halloween Pennant's wings are entirely orange-yellow in color with dark brown bands, the Halloween inspiration for its common name.
Halloween Pennant is here
#dragonfly #insect #nature #animal #wildlife #NaturePhotography #macro #BuyIntoArt #photography #PhotographersOnMastodon #fediverse #FediGiftShop #sunflower
I once took a dragonfly for a swim in a lake while he rode on my uplifted finger. True story! Now I know I can swim with one arm in the air. What a great memory. Edited to add - many thanks to the person who just bought a throw pillow with my dragonfly! :-)
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The dragonflies at yesterday's concert were entrancing. Now I have dragonflies on my brain.
Here is my first attempt at finding the pattern I hope to play with for a while.
I'm starting new posts for this week's #inkyDays drawings. I'll be posting in-progress and finished drawings for my supporters on ko-fi and patreon in these:
This is a colorful mixed media piece I created called "Summer Dragonfly", hope you enjoy:)
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Blue Dasher dragonfly
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, NM
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This female is in what is called the "obelisk" stance. Experts opine this is to minimize exposure to the sun as dragonflies usually do this when that ball of flames is high overhead. ☀️
I wish I was a dragonfly,
Blue in the shimmering sun
Settling on the tropical palms,
When my breeze guided journey was done
Keeled Skimmer #Dragonflies, seen on this date two years ago at #Studland Heath. The male has a pale blue abdomen with a thin black line (or keel) running down the middle. The female (second picture) has lovely greenish-yellow and brown hues, with a more obvious black keel. This is a species with a scattered distribution, with a preference for wet heathlands.
A male black-tailed skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
This is one of the largest #dragonflies here. This species prefers open, sun-exposed water surfaces and shore zones. The imagines like to sit on stony or sandy ground to sunbathe.
#photography #photo #nature #naturephotography #mft #microfourthirds #darktable #macrophotography #macro #nature #naturephotography #animals #wildlife #insects #odonata #dragonfly #damselfly #Orthetrum #OrthetrumCancellatum
Found a huge Brown Hawker in a Swedish garden centre of all places (fingers for scale) #dragonfly
Gorgeous new arrival to my garden!
A male Needham's Skimmer
Surprisingly territorial. It's making a play for the pond - which 100% belongs to the male Blue Dashers. (Of the 8 species in my garden, they're the smallest but the fiercest - like little blue Chihuahuas lol)
There's quite a dragonfly battle going on out there. It's kinda fascinating.
going through some old photos on my camera and thought i'd share some of my favourites!
1: southern hawker (aeshna cyanea)
2: buff-tailed bee (bombus terrestris)
3: as above
4: common darter (sympetrum striolatrum)
'Greek Goldendring Dragonfly'
The loss of their inland wetland habitats is the driving factor behind this insect's inclusion on the IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species . An illustration for #wildlifewednesdaychallenge - aiming to highlight the plight of endangered species through art.
#MastoArt #mastodon #art #dragonfly #illustration
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got sunburnt sat by the pond watching the bugs but it was worth it ☀️ (don't be like me and always wear suncream folks)
• marmalade hover fly (Episyrphus balteatus)
• blue emperor (Anax imperator)
• black tailed skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
• tapered drone fly (Eristalis pertinax)
bonus: lots of blue damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum)