Monday, September 29, 2008

Dragon Webs



It would appear that this Dragonfly has a web to assist it in capturing its prey.

Of course this is not the case as Dragonflies do not spin webs.

A habit of Dragonflies that I have observed numerous times this summer is that of returning time and time again to the same perch. I have found this habit to be very beneficial to the photographer as it has allowed me to scare the Dragonfly away during setup and then have it return to the exact same perch after a wait of only a few minutes.

I have noticed a marked decline in the number of Dragonflies with the onset of autumn.

5 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a beautiful shot, Salty. I still have not seen a single dragon fly here this year.

photowannabe said...

Most of our dragonflies are brownish or blue. I haven't seen any pinkish-red ones like yours. Its beautiful and I love how you captured the web on the stem. It does look like a catapult lanching pad for the dragonfly.

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a wonderful capture of this red dragonfly. It has such great colors even in it's wings.

Louise said...

What a brilliantly colored dragonfly! Fantastic!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Great image, Dad.