Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dragon Fly Hero’s

Far Guy and Chance were playing in the water when a bunch of mean old dragon flies attacked another dragon fly and he was hurled into the water. 

Dragon Flies cannot fly if their wings are wet.  Far Guy got the little guy to hop on his finger.  Chance supervised.

Dragonfly with wet wings

He dried off a little and began to beat his wings ninety miles an hour.

Far Guy put him on a branch..and the paparazzi stalked him.

 Dragon fly  resting on a branch

Click on the photo to bigify!

Did you know that his or her eyes have as many lenses as a thousand people..he/she can see above and below at the same time.

We like Dragon Flies here in Minnesota…they grab mosquitoes with their feet and suck out their bodily fluids and drop their dehydrated carcasses to the ground:)

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24 comments:

  1. You need a herd of dragonflies then! That's a great photo of the dragonfly on Far Guy's hand.

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  2. WOW! Stunning photos. I don't often comment (shame on me) but I read every day :0) Love your posts relating to your experiences with the museum and ... Chance is so handsome!

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  3. Love the photos. I was always a little afraid of dragonflies till I learned that they kill mosquitoes. Now I love them! Haven't really seen them around here too much this summer though...

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  4. That is a GREAT closeup shot, showing those eyes and wet wings. You saved a life, you and Far Guy, that is. Chance looks quite proud of you... :-)

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  5. Oh WOW! awesome close up photo !
    I also like dragon flys, I like fire flys as well they way they fly at night and have a bright green light glowing as they move , When I was a kid we called them lightning bugs!Love your headder !

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  6. That Far Guy sure is cool! Great picture!

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  7. Dragon flies are my heroes now that you taught me what they do to mosquitos.

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  8. Thanks for this post...love learning new things and think the dragon fly could become my hero killing those mosquitoes.

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  9. I have said before many of your photos are awesome but the one with Chance is a blue ribbon keeper!

    This looks familiar to the one Marcy captured, almost invisible in his green surroundings.

    I knew Far Guy had a good heart!

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  10. Great dragonfly shot.
    We don't see a lot of them here, but I've always found them fascinating.
    And the fact they eat mosquitoes...Priceless!

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  11. Oh yes! We love those mosquito-sucking dragonflies!!! Far Guy is my hero! :)

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  12. Wow wow and more wow! Fabulous shots!

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  13. I didn't know that! Great Information and wonderful photography. I like dragonflies also.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  14. I'm with Linda. Great dragonfly information. I need a few hundred of them around here, at least. ;)

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  15. Hooray for dragonflies! They perform an admirable service for us all.
    Fun post!

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  16. Hi great picture. I've always injoyed dragonflies.

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  17. Suck them dry and leave them lie, they are wonderful dragons.

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  18. Great shots, and that dragonfly pic is awesome! Wish they were here all the time! They just don't live long enough!

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  19. Wish we had more dragonflies here in WI. My mosquito crop this year is beyond belief.

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  20. So an eye is worth a thousand pictures?! Love the description of mosquito demise. Wish I was a dragon fly sometimes!

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  21. Just to be pun-ey.......Great capture!! We have them by the thousands this year....I love the skeeter eatin' critters!

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  22. Wow! I love your dragonfly photos!

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  23. Three cheers for dragonflies!!! I have a recent post about them but mine is deceased, sorry! But I do like them and did a little research on them for my post. They are amazing creatures, wish I had more in my yard.

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  24. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. love the last lines. (I never want to experience those mosquitoes I hear about in your neck of the woods)

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