Sunday, May 8, 2011

Camera Critters and Happy Mother's Day!



When I was a kid, we always called these little dragonflies mosquito hawks. They also come in green, but I'm a little partial to the blue ones. To see more fascinating critters from all over the place, visit Camera Critters.

15 comments:

Sailor said...

lol...I used to call them choppers. Nice shot!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I don't think I have ever seen a blue dragonfly. I guess even dragonflies have mothers.

Pam said...

Happy Mothers Day, Lois.

Have a delightful day
hugs,
Pan

Cezar and Léia said...

This dragonflies is beautiful, great capture, your picture is wonderful!
Happy Mother's Day sweet Lois!
Léia and little Luna

JM said...

Great blue!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That a nice pic. I used to be afraid of them when I was a kid. Maybe because they are so big.

Jack said...

They were just dragonflies to me. There were so many bugs where I grew up, we kids didn't have the time to create new names for all of them. Happy Mother's Day, Lois.

SRQ said...

I love the blue dragonflies -- they're so pretty. I've never heard them called mosquito hawks before. That's funny.

Birdman said...

Kids! Always making funny names for things.

Kaori said...

Mosquito hawks sounds quite frightening! Very pretty blue dragonfly :D

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Ms. Moon said...

Happy Mama's Day, Lois! Hope you enjoyed brunch!

Jacob said...

Very nice! Hard to capture these critters...I got a shot of a red dragonfly down in south Florida! Strange-looking!

Hope you're having a wonderful Mom's Day!

Lynette said...

Happy Mother's Day, Lois. I too remember mosquito hawks--great post!

Tash said...

Dear Lois, I hope you had a splendid Mother's Day! What a fine specimen you've capture here. The blue is so vivid and unusual.

Becca said...

Such beautiful colors :)