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Halloween Pennant Dragonfly - Celithemis eponina by MotherNature

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These are not particularly large dragonflies, and although nicely colored they are not fancy. I love them for their habit of sitting high on an isolated forb to wait for unsuspecting meals to come by. They are partial to lakes, ponds and marshes and range east of the Rockies – sometimes even seen in southern-most Canada.

This photograph was taken at the open space pond, Skymount, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA, on August 7, 2012.

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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture superb.

  • Julie, you have now made my evening:>) Thank you for this terrific comment and the fave is very much appreciated, of course!

    – MotherNature

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture Carol. Well done ;-) – Jeremy

  • Merci beaucoup, Jeremy:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...almost 2 years ago

    What an amazing capture – you got SO close. what clarity! looking at this you can see how people might have thought it was a fairy or little person with wings. LOVELY work. definitely a fav

  • It’s true, you can see why fairy tales and stories could begin:>) Thank you for this thoughtful and kind comment, and the fave is like icing on a cupcake!

    – MotherNature

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured

  • Thank you, mmp!!!!

    – MotherNature

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskialmost 2 years ago

    Great catch Carol! So sharp!

  • So nice of you, Jazzdenski:>) Many thanks!

    – MotherNature

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot !

  • Thanks a bunch for the nice comment and the fave, Renee!

    – MotherNature

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minoralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and wonderful simplicity, Carol!

  • Thank you kindly, Laurie:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

    Living on the West Coast, I don’t get to see these in the wild, but I love them in photos for their wing patterns. Beautifully captured!

  • Thank you for the nice comment, Celeste. If you have ponds or even sluggish streams you may find them in the nice weather:>)

    – MotherNature

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 2 years ago

    I have tried many times to get a shot of one this,…No luck yet,…….Fabulous capture,..

  • You’ll get one! I finally (2 years) got this image but am hoping to do better this year – maybe a new camera?? LOL Or maybe I just need to be a better photographer! Don’t give up – your pictures are amazing and you’ll end up with a beauty:>)

    – MotherNature

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    I never knew the name of these, great pov!!!

  • It appears you’ve come for tea and cookies! So pleased you dropped in:>) Thanks for the fave – great hostess gift – LOL

    – MotherNature

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