Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - Dragonfly

I love taking pictures and always keep my camera close by. I already participate in Wordless Wednesday and will continue to do so, but I'd also like to take part in this more intimate meme.

When we lived in the city, I thought dragonflies were annoying and really didn't like having them around. Now that we live in a more rural area and aren't subjected to chemical spraying to keep mosquitoes at bay, we love these guys. I'm not sure how many mosquitoes they eat, but every little bit helps. On any given sunny summer afternoon, our front yard is home to a hundreds of these fascinating insects. Here's a close up of one:

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books. To participate – post a picture that you've taken (or one taken by a friend, or a family member) then add your link on Alyce’s site using Mr. Linky.


  1. That's a great close-up! Dragonflies are fun to look at but I don't think I've ever gotten a good photo of one. We have a lot of blue dragonflies in our area.

  2. I managed to get a good close up shot of a dragonfly last spring/summer...he lighted on the fence my husband was building and I just happened to have my camera in my hand :)
    I didn't realize they ate mosqitos! SO GLAD!

  3. They eat mosquitos, eh? That explains the hugeness of the dragonflies I saw in Alaska.

  4. That's a beautiful picture. It's been ages since I last saw a dragon fly.

  5. Thanks everyone. I should have mentioned in my post that I took this last summer. We still have 3 feet of snow here. No dragonflies will be around for months. ;)

  6. Hi!
    Great snapshot! They are very elusive creatures. They flit and fly away so fast. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  7. I love this image so much! I love getting my camera out too. Fabulous shot

    The Literary Word


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