Ebony Jewelwing 4/29/2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

One more butterfly and a couple of Odes...

I was so excited to get a picture of this Common Wood Nymph! I was in a Nature Preserve in Hampton, VA yesterday, and saw something flit by us... Kept my eyes on it, and was able to finally get these pictures:

Pretty cool looking! 

And see that little orange dot on it's body? Couldn't find anything online about that... Although it could be a bit of pollen!

Then there were a few shots of a Dragonfly that I do not really know... 

(not a clear shot, but wanted to show the coloring on the body)

As far as I could find, this is a Seaside Dragonlet. It has been seen at this Preserve in the past. But if anyone thinks different, feel free to let me know... I want to learn!

 These two, above and below, seemed to be the same one... bad lighting tho...

And then there are two I DO know!

Below is a Black Saddlebags... Been trying to get a picture of one of these type! It was about 15 feet up in the air! Saw it yesterday at the Preserve. 
 TODAY, I spotted this Dragonfly in the front yard, and DANG, if it doesn't look like the same thing!! Not the best shots, because it was flying around and around the lawn, back and forth, up and down, so quickly... hard to get ANY shots! But I think this first shot below shows a little bit of the saddlebag... and when I just looked at it, without the camera, it seemed to be one! 
 This one is not as clear, but you can tell it has more 'to' it than a skimmer or dancer...
And lastly, here is a Four-spotted Pennant... Yay!!

 That's it for a while, since the weather is going to get very hot and humid for a bit now. If you live somewhere that it isn't like that---go find a few for me!! :)

Thanks for visiting!


1 comment:

  1. Hello, the common wood nymph is a beauty. I had trouble with it's id at first. I love your dragonfly photos, some are new to me.