Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Green Dragonfly

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Taken on E Street in downtown Davis on the wall of a retail store, August 28, 2010

Check out the bull's eye mark on the head, and the gossamer golden wings.  Is this critter cool or what?

Research tells me, hopefully correctly, that this is a Common Green Darner Dragonfly.  I leave it to others more informed than I, to refute or corroborate.

I didn't have a tripod handy when I took this, so I braced my arm against the wall and hoped for the best.

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Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful dragonfly! And what a terrific capture! I love it! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lovely evening and a beautiful tomorrow!


tina said...

That dragonfly is stunning. I wonder what the mark on the head means? Maybe to fool predators? It is really cool.

Great sunset above! I actually really like the darkness. Such vivid colors! Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Very cool, indeed.

Paz ;-)

Christine said...

Hello some of my favorite blogger gals! Thanks, Sylvia! Tina, I think you are right, it's there to ward off predators. And, my dear Paz - I've missed you!
Have a safe and serene Labor Day weekend!