Friday, November 21, 2008

Texas treasures 7

One last reminisce about the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival: The second day that I ventured out with Sharon, we drove west to Estero Llano Grande State Park. Sharon was on a mission for a rarity, with me as navigator.

The birds appears on Sharon's post, while I was transfixed with the dragonfly that she rescued from the pond. We're walking along a wooden boardwalk, with the nature center across the way...

when Sharon uses her scope tripod to move an overturned dragonfly from the water. Lookit the beautiful details and colors of this creature. (As always, click on an image to see a larger version.) Amazing!

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Blogger Rick said...

One more reason not to handle strange insects: it turns your fingernails blue!

November 23, 2008 12:37 PM  
Blogger OpposableChums said...

Absolutely beautiful...

November 24, 2008 8:26 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

That is a beautiful creature...

December 06, 2008 7:14 PM  
Blogger elizabird said...

In case you is an eastern pondhawk.
I miss Texas. It is too cold here in DE.

December 08, 2008 12:06 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Thank you, Liz!

December 08, 2008 12:09 PM  

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