first dragonfly around our new pond ! by GiMi53 ()
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At the end of August, we decided to dig a pond in Marie’s garden.
Just two hours after the water was in the pond, the first dragonfly appeared !
And the next days, while we were busy planting flowers and plants in and around the water, the same dragonfly was flying very fast in circles, chasing away any intruder in his new territory…
Yesterday, his behavior was somewhat different : the dragonfly was now sitting on branches or stones along the water and I was able to take some pictures !
I’m proud and happy that this beautiful insect is the first inhabitant of our newly created pond !
I think (?) this dragonfly is a female Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea), also known as the Blue Darner.
In French : l’Aeschne bleue
In Dutch : De Blauwe glazenmaker
In German : Die Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer
If you think this is a wrong identification, please E-mail me...
I uploaded a picture of a male in my microLaCoste series :
"microLaCoste #22:Southern Hawker"
For many reasons, I’m especially happy that my mantispidae picture was selected for LwitG (Last Week in the Gallery – week 39-2007 )
Thank you very much for your comments and favs :
Image Comments (44)
Hendesse () 12:23PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
What a stunning macro. Fantastic details and wonderful colors. Superb!!
Zorg1955 () 12:27PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Pour avoir aussi "creusé" des mares et vu le manège de ces superbes libellules j'ai l'impression de connaitre cette image ! Elle est superbe Michel , comme à ton habitude !
Janiss () 12:27PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Et une de plus aussi somptueuse que les précédentes... je serai toujours en admiration devant la tranparence de ces si fines ailes!;-) Et quelle PDV... vraiment superbe... bravo et zibous Michel!
baryack () 12:28PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Great shot and wonderful colors.... I love the posing.. Yann :)
Mousson () 12:32PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Incroyable! Une des plus parfaites macros que j´ai déjà vu- et ici on a des superbes. Les couleurs et les ailes sont invraissamblables!
lajasmine () 12:43PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Une macro tout a fait éclatante par sa distinction et riche en couleurs! l'eau fait un fond tout a fait superbe. ..Les ailes.. vraiment extra! ils me font planer c'est le cas de le dire:) .le corps fait une très belle courbe et les plantes dessous.. on est plus près que si on serait là.Bonne journée Michel!
trishabadblood () 12:46PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
wow the color on that little guy.. fantastic capture..
amlondono () 1:09PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Great Shot !!!!! - Congratulations for the new pond . It will bring you & Marie so much JOY . Ana Maria .
Margana () 2:07PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Congratulations of your first inhabitant. I hope you and Marie will have many years of enjoyment, with your new pond. Lovely capture, mon ami, Michel. -M :^)
kurtsart () 2:22PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Beautiful colors and details! WOW! I think this might not be a blue darner however, as they are blue :)
Valerie-Ducom () 2:33PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
woaaa !!! this dragonfly have a real very nice color of skin and excellent picture on it with all this awesome details ! Excellent Michel ! bizzzzzzzzzz
Georges_H_Hoens () 2:40PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Eh bien tu as de la chance d'avoir un tel visiteur/habitant.
Il parrait qu'avoir des libellules chez soi est un gage de bonheur, eh be je te le souhaite du fond du coeur Michel.
Bonne soirée, Georges.
Leeco () 3:30PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Congratulations on the new pond. I am sure you will find it adds a new gathering spot for a variety of new little critters. This early arriver is a perfect example and your capture of her is very well done. I am not at all familiar with Dragonfly species that do not occur in my area but her posture suggests that she may be laying eggs. Thanks for sharing. Lee
Meezan () 3:50PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
wow, excellent. just reminds you what a kick-ass artist God is.
MrsLubner () 6:24PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Very lovely macro. Congratulations on LWITG. It is well deserved.
toddaking () 6:32PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
Cool picture, wild paint scheme like a custom chopper. Todd
Ionel () 8:03PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
And now you have a Dragon to fight for what is yours! This is magic!!!
Richardphotos () 9:46PM | Mon, 01 October 2007
looks like she is laying eggs to hatch in the water.exceptional macro and I find this breed to be hard to capture.they seem to be very uneasy around humans