Sunday, February 14, 2010

Calico Penant

I thought that this would be a very fitting picture for MM this week considering that today is Valentines Day. I remember when I first started to photograph dragons I was looking on some website and I saw a picture of the calico pennant and thought that it had to be one of the coolest dragonfly around. I photographed my first calico back in 2008 in the Sax Zim Bog area. I was so excited I almost did not get the shot. I took this picture at a dragonfly seminar held by the Minnesota Odonata Survey Project at Camp Ripley. I have not yet had the privilege of spotting one of the females who are yellow in color. Maybe this year I will add one to my photo collection.

12 comments:

Vicki ~ FL said...

Great MM shot as yours always are. You are a magnificent photographer.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful butterfly.

Randy Emmitt said...

Good shot! I have photographed dozens of these and the result is always about the same as this one. They just do not let you get them with a better background.

Colleen said...

I love this guy's spots. Great photo.

Manang Kim said...

Awesome picture. Never had seen such red color on the wings. ^_^

Ceiling Fan

Kathy said...

I do love dragonflies!

Kala said...

Lovely capture - the wings are so beautiful and delicate.

Louise said...

Fabulous shot!

awarewriter said...

As you say, it is one of the coolest dragonflies. Perfect!

Jama said...

gorgeous pattern on it's wing!

Jenn Jilks said...

Wonderful photos! We're having fun in My Muskoka playing on the ice!

CameoRoze (Margaret) said...

Love the "hearts" down his back. Also love the way it looks like someone bit into his right wing. Great shot.

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