Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ashburn Virginia Dragonflies, Etc.

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #136.

I couldn't get sharp captures of these flying dragonflies, but I did get a couple pics of them laying eggs in the hot tub. (I told them it was a mistake, but you know kids just don't listen.)


Here is a male Common Whitetail:

A sweat bee on a thistle:

A Peck's Skipper, I presume.

I'm also linking to Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin'. There were plenty of goldfinches along the W and O.D. trail, but this was the only one who let me get close enough for the G15:

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

adorable goldfinch in the blooms.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Love the goldfinch in the flowers and the sharp dragonfly macro.

Christine said...

Great shot of the dragonfly and enjoyed seeing the bright spot of color of the goldfinch.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful photos! We both have a dragonfly today. That's neat! Hugs, Diane

Lea said...

A great series of photos!
Hope you are having a wonderful week-end!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely macro shots of nature's gems ~ and love 'the kids don't listen'

Happy Daze to you ~ ^_^

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love dragonflys. Cool shots.

Anni said...

Love, love, LOVE the goldfinch in the sunlight!! And dragonflies...I like seeing them, 'cause I know they consume mosquitoes. lol

Thank you so much for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Have a glorious week ahead.

Ela said...

I love youe dragonflies !!
Fantastic shots !!
Happy Sunday !

Nancy Chan said...

Cute critters. I wish for more dragonflies in my garden.

photodoug said...

Nice capture of the dragonfly. Thanks for sharing.

June Caedmon said...

Great captures! We have tons of dragonflies / damselflies this year, but it's been a challenge to capture them!

Marleen said...

Nice shots of the dragonflies. They are such delicate creatures.

NatureFootstep said...

dragonflies are quite tricky to catch. But it is fun to try :)

Cloudia said...

Jolly Fun!

Jim H. said...

Good stuff. And nice lens!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love this time of year!!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great post and images. I love the dragonflies. Sorry, I am just catching up after being away. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Marie C said...

Laying eggs in the hot tub...oh no!!!! More lovely shots.

Helma said...

Maybe you could not get the sharp flying dragonflies, but they are clearly visible :-) another dragonfly is pretty sharp, just like the butterfly. The bug I find amazing on the purple flower. The yellow bird a surprise.