Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm back!

Well, it has been almost a month since I last posted. One reason for this is that I was on vacation for a week and took so many photographs that I have spent all my time editing them since then. Also, of course, there was the usual "catch-up" to do at work and on top of that I bought a new computer and had it installed this past Friday. I was aghast to find out that data transfer (from the old computer) was not included in the installation (it was when I upgraded eight years ago!) so I have worked all weekend doing it myself. I am almost finished but my photographs alone have taken 10 hours to transfer!! What takes 1 hour on my old computer takes only 3 minutes on my new one so it was way past time to upgrade.

Now I am exhausted but thought I would post two dragonfly photos. I took these at an urban nature park that is a real treasure trove for finding dragonflies so I will go back often. I hope you like these in the meantime.

Eastern Pondhawk (female or immature male)

Widow Skimmer (female)


  1. Welcome back. Marvelous photos as usual.

    I am tempted to send the second photo to a friend of mine who makes jewelery. I would love a pin that looks just like that. Beautiful!

    How big is the widow skimmer - head to tail and wing span?

  2. Welcome back. Super pics. My goodness, I remember you buying your last computer and can hardly fathom that it was eight years ago.

  3. That second picture is simply superb! Flighty xx

  4. Hi Cuppa: The dimensions are 1 5/8-2" (42-50 mm)head to tail; wingspan 1 1/8-3 1/2" (30-90 mm. I got this info from
    If you would like me to email the photo to you or AC just let me know. :-)

  5. Hi AC: I thought my computer was about 4 years old but not 8! Time goes by so fast and technology improves so quickly!!

  6. Thanks Flighty. I find dragonflies and damselflies so beautiful.

  7. A pure gold dragonfly! Nature's palette is just phenomenal. It is a shame that we so often overlook the beauty of these teeny creatures. Thankfully there are great photographers to remind us!