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The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part V)

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The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part V)
05 July 2010
Quiogue, NY

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The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part IV)

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The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part IV)
05 July 2010
Quiogue, NY

The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part III)

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The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part III)
05 July 2010
Quiogue, NY

The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part II)

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The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part II)
05 July 2010
Quiogue, NY

The Darner on the Hydrangea

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Also seemingly more abundant this year are the dragonflies. Perhaps I have never paid enough attention to these creatures in the past, but everywhere I look these days, I seem to find one or two.

For instance, this guy (Ajax Junius) was hanging out on the underside of a hydrangea. He stayed for probably a good forty-five minutes, allowing me time to run back for my camera, then to run back again for a different lens, then to run back a third time for my external flash. He was also a pretty good subject, posing with patience as I composed my shot. I wonder if it was the heat bearing down that he needed a break from, or if it was simply a good hiding spot from birds.

(In researching this particular critter, who may also be known as the Common Green Darner, I realized how one could get “dining needles” to apply to a dragonfly — the etymology had been bothering me since the post last summer. Darner –> Darning Needles –> Dining Needles.)

The Darner on the Hydrangea
05 July 2010
Quiogue, NY

The Red, White, and Blue

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Happy fourth of July!

May your barbecues be plentiful and your fireworks merry!

The Red, White, and Blue
30 June 2009
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 4, 2009 at 10:58 am