Saturday, December 13, 2008

Red Dragonflies

Dragonflies are ancient insects. They have existed on Planet Earth for approximately 300 million years. Today, they look very much like they did in "dinosaur times," though they have gradually gotten smaller since then.





Camera Critters

17 comments:

Rose said...

I did not realize there were so many different dragonflies till I started blogging...they are beautiful I think.

Deborah Godin said...

That little guy is much redder than any red dragonfly I've ever seen in my backyard; what a little jewel! And thank goodness the got smaller. Even this one wouldn't be quite as charming with a 3-foot wingspan and eye the size of dinner plates!!

fishing guy said...

What a neat look at the red dragonfly.

NoBS said...

WOW! I've only ever seen the blue/green dragonflies!

Ladynred said...

That is beautiful red drangonfly

babooshka said...

I have never got so close to one of these pretty little things.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! Very beautiful.

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE dragonflies and am obsessed with taking photos of them! But, I must admit, I am really jealous - I have not been able to get photos of a red dragonfly! These are AWESOME!

magiceye said...

beautiful captures!

Anna said...

I don't think I've ever seen a red one. Thanks for sharing.

humanobserver said...

Dragonflies ! I always love them...they are so gorgeous....In my childhood I used to run after them frequently in order to catch them ....

Dora said...

Hey! I have not seen one before. I only seen green ones...

Gretchen said...

Never saw a red one before. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful Sunday. :)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I have never seen a red dragon fly.Neat!

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow! i don't think i have ever seen a red dragonfly before. thanks for the information. Very nice photo

Horsoon said...

Good capture!

Julie said...

Pretty, I love all the colors they come in.