Junie's Place: Camera Critters _ Transparency_ Jan 23, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Camera Critters _ Transparency_ Jan 23, 2010


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I found this dead dragonfly on my back porch. I thought at first that my new kitten had caught it and was responsible for it's end...but after a closer look I found it was not tattered or torn but in perfect physical shape! I suppose it had simply reached the end of it's natural life span.

It's bigger than most Dragonflies that I have seen and quite beautiful! The wings are frilly and perfect and the body and head are a brilliant green in color.

I picked it up that day and, not wanting to discard something so pretty, put it aside in my laundry room on a shelf.

That was a couple months ago...It caught my eye again today and I took it down and made the picture. As you see, it is still very beautiful to look at!

(Or is it just me who thinks so!! :) )


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At 10:11 AM , Blogger Snap said...

They are beautiful critters ...

At 10:12 AM , Blogger Maria said...

I just love dragonflies, nice capture a shame though it died so it´s coulourfulness disseaperd.

At 10:22 AM , Blogger Martha in PA said...

Dragonflies are beautiful. I have a similar photo in my files of one we found on our lanai.


At 11:00 AM , Blogger Joops said...

Still looks pretty.

My Camera Critters entry

At 11:03 AM , Blogger Cezar and Léia said...

THis critter is so delicate!
Great post!
Happy Camera Critters

At 11:04 AM , Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

Nice tribute to it!

I played too :)

At 11:25 AM , Blogger Carolyn Ford said...

Beautifully preserved dragonfly! And, a very nice capture on your part.

At 12:19 PM , Blogger Cliff said...

The dragonflies wont have a chance in these parts for about 6 mnoths. Too cold,
I don't share your view of their beauty.

At 12:30 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Cliff,

:) You don't find them beautiful- at all??

...Hope your snowy winter doesn't drag on and on....


At 1:31 PM , OpenID ramblingwoods.com said...

Dragons are beautiful creatures and I love to photograph them...Michelle

At 1:33 PM , Blogger chubskulit said...

Got dehydrated probably, poor little thing..

Please take a peek at the Mocking Bird at my page.

At 1:57 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

So pretty even if it is a bug! :)

At 2:49 PM , Blogger Mountain Mama said...

THey are pretty. We have lots of them here, all colore too. My grandma Banks told us they would swe our mouth shut,so as a child I was afraid of them. She had lots of superstitions.

At 7:27 PM , Blogger PEA said...

I can't get over how well preserved it still is, even after a couple of months of sitting on your shelf! You know me and any kind of insects...yes, some are beautiful to look at but I don't want them near me! lol That's the good thing about our winter months here, no bugs! hehe xoxo

At 9:59 PM , Blogger Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a lucky find, it is beautiful. I have a glass box that keep things like that in, if I find bird feathers, dead butterflies, my grandson calls it Grandma's nature jar.

At 10:28 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Iowa Gardening Woman

Oh yes!! I save all those kinds of things too! :) I even have a scorpion that my husband found dead and dried up! LOL I love finding things of nature like that. I also have some butterflies... When my oldest grandson was a tot we'd go walking , looking for what we called our 'treasures!'

Thanks for coming by and commenting!


At 12:07 AM , Blogger Carletta said...

It must be special Junie to sit on your shelf without decaying!
I love the little garden dragons.
Hope you're having a great weekend!

At 10:25 AM , Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

That dragonfly really is beautiful Junie...amazing how it stayed so perfectly preserved. ~Joy


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