Great Blue Skimmer

Great Blue Skimmer, Modeling On Green, Pink and Mixed

A piece of bamboo stuck in a plant pot has become a regular perch for dragonflies on my patio this summer.

Great Blue Skimmer
Great Blue Skimmer, Just Grass

This Great Blue Skimmer was very tolerant of me walking around him to get different flowers in the background.

Great Blue Skimmer
Great Blue Skimmer, Pink Flowers

He did lift off a few times, but came right back.

Great Blue Skimmer
Great Blue Skimmer, Variegated Caladium

8 thoughts on “Great Blue Skimmer, Modeling On Green, Pink and Mixed”

  1. My experience is that dragonflies tend to be quite curious, and will return to examine the human, sometimes landing on him to get a better feel.
    Like the Catbird, I think they’re attracted to humans.
    Isn’t it nice to make wild friends!

    Best,

    Paz

    1. Yes, sometimes they seem to be looking right at me, occasionally flying right to my face. Which always reminds me of when I was a kid my dad saying “he’ll sew your lips shut” whenever we saw one. A couple of years ago Dad was visiting here in SC , one flew by and that popped right out of him. I quizzed him on the origin and he had nothing, probably said to him as a kid.

      It sure is, Paz, and I’ll take all the wild friends I can get. I am loving having this action in my back yard.

  2. I love the colorful backgrounds that you were able to get, Ellen, for your Great Blue Skimmer shots. Most of the time my background looks like the one in your first image.

    1. Thanks, Donna! That’s my favorite, too. I should have moved the stick closer to the speckled Caladium to get them lined up better. Of course no saying if he’d land there again.

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