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Old 08-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #21
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Nature put on a spectacular lightning show in our area tonight. We've missed most of the storms that have popped up in this vicinity, but tonight nature put on a spectacular light show right over our house.
Welcome back, MaggyNoLia! You sure do know how to make an entrance!

Excellent shot. Beautiful.
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WONDERFUL!!!!
I don't know how she does it. Teeeeeach me...
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:44 PM   #23
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Ohhhhhhh.... niiiice.... very nice!!! I'm a tree person and the lightning reminds me of this poem I saved by Siegfried Sassoon. Sorry about the purple.... I can't get rid of it.
Tree and Sky

Let my soul, a shining tree,
Silver branches lift towards thee,
Where on a hallowed winter’s night
The clear-eyed angels may alight.
And if there should be tempests in
My spirit, let them surge like din
Of noble melodies at war;
With fervour of such blades of triumph as are
Flashed in white orisons of saints who go
On shafts of glory to the ecstasies they know.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:58 AM   #24
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Bug on dead bloom.... it's another Garfield type dragonfly.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #25
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Bug on dead bloom.... it's another Garfield type dragonfly.

Ah, nice shots, Equil! That first shot could be used in a dragonfly anatomy class!!!
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:17 AM   #26
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Bug on dead bloom.... it's another Garfield type dragonfly.
This appears to be one of the meadowhawks in the genus Sympetrum; it looks a lot like a female ruby meadowhawk, Sympetrum rubicundulum - see Ruby Meadowhawk (female) Sympetrum rubicundulum 7-15-2010 Potter Road Onondaga County New York - Pictures For Your Walls - Images For Every Decor for an image.
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Rats…. I’ve got the ID wrong. I first started seeing those dragonflies a coupla years ago. Back then I “thought” I’d FINALLY pegged the ID on them as a Cherry-faced, Sympetrum internum. I remember going back and forth and back and forth between the cherry and ruby and honestly can’t remember why I settled on a Cherry-faced instead of Ruby for that female but… when I get home I might have notes. I’ve got a photo of a male I took at home. It’s not a good photo though…. it’s the best I could get because it took off after I got only 1 click in. I know it’s a mate to the dragonfly in the above photo because I watched him form a wheel with a female like the one I posted photos of that I ID’d wrong. I’ve had the White-faced meadowhawks buzzing around here before. I haven’t seen any this year but I did get a few photos of them a coupla years ago. They could still be around but those are pretty easy pegging because of the distinctly white face. suunto> maybe could you take a look at the male when I get a photo up and see if you still think that female’s a ruby? You’re probably right but I remember deliberating on the ID and if I screwed up…. I’ve got to get a hold of someone and let them know since they’re using my photos. If you can…. can you take a look at a photo of a moth I’m gonna post later too.... I'll post it in the that butterflies and moths thread. I think it’s an owlet but…. not so sure. She wants to use that photo too if I can get an ID for her.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:30 PM   #28
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Bug on dead bloom.... it's another Garfield type dragonfly.
Lib! Did YOU take those shots? Fantastic! I also like your new avatar!
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Don't be getting overly impressed.... if I ever get a decent shot it's because I got lucky with pointing and clicking. I learned to hold the button down a little before clicking so the camera could focus. I get much better shots now that I do that. Ya.... I got a good photo of her. She's been a hellraiser since week one but she's starting to calm down a little. That one doesn't have a name. I wasn't going to keep her but.... evidently she sensed she was going to get sent to freezer camp if she didn't take a chill pill and the last coupla weeks she's been mellowing. Here's the full size photo.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:34 AM   #30
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Oh oh oh... this is the thread I was looking for. Here's the male meadowhawk photo. This is NOT an entry for the contest!!!
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