Monday, July 10, 2006

The other day I was down by the garden pond watching a beautiful large dragonfly that was flying too fast to capture on camera, so I turned my attention to photographing the water lilies. A few minutes later I heard a splash and was astounded to see that a newt had shot out of the water and captured the dragon fly that I had I had been admiring just a few moments before.

The scene was reminiscent of a wildlife program the one with the crocodiles and the wildebeest crossing a river.

Here are some pics I took of the empty body shells of dragonflys that have already hatched. Amazing that something so beautiful could come from something that looks prehistoric

And a lovely butterfly for those of you that may have been traumatized by the previous photo's


natural attrill said...

Hi Debs, dont know about this blogging, since I have started I spend so much time reading others and looking to see if I have a comment on ours(sad!), getting behind in my artwork. Anyway, great to see all your photo's, they are beautiful!

Alison Ashwell said...

Amazing to see 'nature red in tooth and claw' -if newts can be described like that LOL

I've added your link to my blog

Debbie said...

Thanks Alison,
I have yet to add illustrators links to my blog, but when I do I'll return the favour.

Sue said...

Blimey, I'm glad I'm not the only one posting nature's darker side! Great shots!