Sunday, May 24, 2009
Dragonfly Rubs its Eyes
If you've been visiting here for a while, you'll remember my love affair with the dragonflies and damselflies of the Olentangy River. Since I don't live quite as close to the river anymore, I just can't walk for five minutes and photograph one of my favorite photographic subjects. But while we're here in Maine, well, I'm getting reacquainted with my good buddies.
One of the things that I have seen but never photographed, until yesterday, was the rotational head movements that dragons do as they seemingly clean off their eyes. It happens in and instant, and is just so cool to watch these stiff bodied animals suddenly twist and turn their globular head. The sequence above is from a dragon resting on the sand driveway. I'm not sure of the species, but it looks like a type of skimmer.
A rainy day today, so not many dragons will be flying. But tomorrow, it will be sunny, and I'll be pulling out the dragon lens once again.