Friday, October 08, 2010

Dragonfly After A Rainstorm...

Click on photo to enlarge © 2010 jim otterstrom

A showy thunderstorm rolled across the Bear River Valley here in Utah last evening providing us with a magnificent light show out the dining room windows at dinner time. Rain came and went through the night and we awoke to a brief downpour about six this morning. Wandering around the yard just before breakfast I came across this dragonfly lying in the grass. I picked it up and placed it on an old piece of wood for this photo. It was still alive but I'm not sure it will survive its drenching.
The above dragonfly dried out warmed up and flew away...

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Blogger Madcap said...

So beautiful! Your camera skills are amazing, Jim!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I'm glad you think so Madcap, you with so many amazing skills...

8:18 PM  
Blogger susan said...

Not long before we left Portland a huge black dragonfly came through our open balcony door, did a circuit of the living room and flew back out. It was amazing.

You've taken a marvelous photo of this one.

1:08 PM  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

ah, perfect, I was in need of an inspiring photograph for my pc background.
thankyou and many blessings.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous SG said...

That image is really beautiful!

6:01 PM  
Blogger John M Zachos said...

Jim, I'd like to use your picture on the cover of my music album. email me at if your interested. The title song is aptly named "dragonfly"
- John

7:21 PM  

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