Tag Archives: Eastern Pondhawk

October Dragonflies

Going back to a warm October day when a number of dragonflies were flying over the pond and occasionally stopping for rest.

Dragonfly on Dried Grass
Dragonfly on Dried Grass

A few even landed on a tree at a height I could capture.

Eastern Pondhawk on Tree
Eastern Pondhawk on Tree

This pair entertained me as one or both repositioned just as I thought I had the shot. I thought it was interesting that they would land so close together.

Eastern Pondhawks on Tree
Eastern Pondhawks on Tree

Ravenswood Pond, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 12, 2021

 

Dragonfly and Two Flowers

These images are from a September walk when a little breeze interfered with this being the best lens for the day.

An immature or female Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly perched at the base of a giant Live Oak tree.

Eastern Pondhawk on Tree
Eastern Pondhawk on Tree

I have no idea what either of these flowers are but they had attractive textures, the first with a few petals.

Unknown White Flower
Unknown White Flower

And the second one gone-by, but still interesting.

Unknown Flower Head
Unknown Flower Head

September 14, 2021
Middleton Place, Charleston, SC

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad

I borrowed Ted’s Tamron 18-400 MM lens this morning and put the range flexibility to good use when I spotted an Eastern Pondhawk on a Lily Pad.

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad
Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad (70 MM)

I got a decent closer image of the dragonfly and his shadow.

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad
Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad (209 MM)

And a nice view of the scene without changing lenses or cameras.

Lily Pads in Swamp
Lily Pads in Swamp (20MM)

 

Dragonfly Corner

These two dragonfly perches, one a random piece of rebar and one a dead branch, are just a few feet from each other in the corner of a local pond.

Dragonfly on Rebar
Eastern Pondhawk  Dragonfly on rebar

I took these three images within a couple of minutes while several dragonflies chased each other off these coveted spots.

Dragonfly
Great Blue Skimmer Dragonfly

I took this final picture at a 90 degree angle from the one just above, capturing a completely different background.

Dragonfly
Great Blue Skimmer Dragonfly

Early Dragonfly

I have seen dragonflies much earlier this year than the last few. Last year’s post  Dragonfly, First of the Season  was May 9th. In the comments of that post fellow blogger and dragonfly enthusiast Mike Powell (https://michaelqpowell.com/) thought that insect “looks to be a female Eastern Pondhawk ” and I am thinking this one might be also.

Several of them were flitting ahead of me on a wooded path and I was pleased to get the image of this one hanging onto a blade of grass.

Dragonfly on Grass
Dragonfly on Grass

Boynton Trail, Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
March 26, 2020