Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Halloween Pennants Invade Purgatory

The best way to start October is with a load of Halloween pennants that I photographed at Purgatory Creek.
I was quite excited when I found them because they were different then the one that I photographed earlier in the year at the Bass Ponds or the ones that I photographed last summer at Fort Snelling State Park.
The ones that I had photographed earlier were all the orange variety with black/brown spots. As you can see these were the yellow and brown variety.
Male Halloween pennants are always orange and brown. Females can be either orange and brown or yellow and brown like these in the pictures.
You can see, in all of these shots, the dragons perched horizontally at the top of vegetation. This is how the pennants got their name, because they resemble a pennant blowing in the wind.


NW Nature Nut said...

Those are some of your best dragonfly photos. It's always fun to see your photography!

Gallicissa said...

Your photographs of those yellow-brown types are superb. HP looks a nice photogenic species just as our Elusive Adjutant and Variable Flutterer.

Shellmo said...

Yes - perfect for Halloween! You make these dragonflies look so attractive!

Leedra said...

These are soooooo crystal clear. Great!

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Shirley said...

Fabulous photography..! Nice information on Halloween pennants.