Monday, August 1, 2016

Dragonfly with Fan etc;

                                                                             (So sorry that main header’s changed for the newer post;)
* Golden Flangetail  my husband took  pictures*
After finishing an errand on his way home without me, my husband found several Golden Flangtails and took some pictures for me. He boasted about how far they were and pictures came out well :-)  It was drizzling at times on that day.
 In English "flange" is used; Japanese name "ウチワヤンマ" is the combination of the two words of  "fan aeschnidae".  Interesting to find the different ways of finding the part of the tail in two languages


They were on the tip of the tree branches. He said he knew where to search p:-)  
As you might notice, picture above is the one on the left.

Another one was high up on the tree.
Sorry for the blurry pictures he took to prove about the distance.
And I hope you can see the fence behind the tree.

As he has net in the car, he took one home. 
Of course, I released her (it's a female he said) after the quick photographing.


*Egret and flowers*

When I found this Fern Palm, I thought the contrast with pine tree is quite unique. And I'm surprised to learn that the yellowish flower only blooms about every 10 years.  
Also finding the derivation of the Japanese name (ソテツ・蘇鉄, sotetu), I thought it really interesting.  And reminds me of a Japanese idiom. (in the Etymology page)



We are having unbearable hot and muggy weather, hope you all are doing fine;
See You Soon, and have a wonderful coming new week.

Linking this post to,"MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes", 

42 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really neat tree! loved the egret and frilly bloom pairing. and the dragonflies are lovely - great zoom-in by your husband! i like the raindrops that can be seen in several of these shots.

Pondside said...

Your photos are beautiful. We have dragonflies here and they are beautiful to see, especially over water. We have escaped the heat that is affecting so much of the country - indeed, the world - and are enjoying cool sea breezes this evening.

Maggie said...

Your husband did well to capture so many shots of the dragonfly the egret and flower combo is delightful. Thanks you for joining me for my first MM as host.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Such fabulous photos! Thank you for the beautiful post!

Tamago said...

Your husband took such great pictures! Wow, it was really from a far distance. I love how he focused on dragonflies and left background blurry. Sometimes I manage to take such photos but I don't know how I did it :-)
Fern palm in front of pine tree is an unique sight for sure! It's like west meats east :-) I rarely see palm tree in Japan. They are very pretty!
It's getting very hot and muggy here, too. Stay cool and have a lovely new week, Miyako san!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gorgeous captures of the dragonflies. The pine tree and fern palm are so pretty, great photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Karen S. said...

Good morning Miyako, what lovely country you have. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them with us. Take good care, Karen

Jedidja said...

Compliment for your husband. It is so nice. I enjoyed and he (and you) makes me smiling. What a BEAUTY in the nature.

riitta k said...

All your photos and the whole post are beautiful. The pine tree is fabulous as well the fern palms. Enjoy your week.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful dragonfly shots.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Kudos to your husband for taking such incredible pictures for all of us to admire!
Love that Fern Palm and with that pine tree backdrop it stands out even better.
Wishing you a happy beginning of August.
Hugs to you both,
Mariette

Lorrie said...

Dragonflies are such delicate and beautiful creatures. Wonderful photos of them here. Your mosaic is so pretty as well. I like the green ribbon on the bottom of it. I hope it cools down a little bit for you.

Michiko Johnson said...

You have beautiful Japanese sotetu and your husband on dragonflies and left back ground blurry I love to see you Miyako San!
We had raining all the time for Last July all of the end of days.
Michiko

Sussi said...

great photos!

Lady Fi said...

What lovely shots of the dragonflies.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful dragonflies. I'm so impressed at your husband's knowledge about their names. Yesterday I saw several beautiful reddish orange ones, but they wouldn't hold still for a photo. (I imagine both you and your husband would have been able to get one however-- I am just too slow).

Villrose said...

Beautiful photos and fascinating insect!

bj said...

Beautiful photos...it's been really hot here in Texas, too...
Stay inside where it's cool...xoxo

Erica Sta said...

Your husband made fantastic captures of the dragonflies. I enjoyed this Post so much.

If you want, you see my post for WednesdayAroundTheWorld
http://happy-hour-with-picts.blogspot.de/2016/08/montagfruh.html
It's my walk early in the morning in our Garden...

Rozen en vlinders said...

Love the dragonflies .Greetings Joan

Penelope Puddlisms said...

The wings of the dragonfly are like shimmering crepe paper. What wonderful shots of this illusive little creature. Your husband did a great job!

carol l mckenna said...

Miyako ~ your blog is always very lovely and today nature's photos are beauteous ~

Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

Denise inVA said...

Amazing photos and I really liked the background in that first shot. The egret and plant shots were also very pretty. I did not know that dragonflies flew so high. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog dearest Miyako. I appreciated them very much. I was also sorry to hear you had lost your family but glad you had your hubby's support at such a very sad time. Me too as I have lost my mother, father and sister and know how you feel. My hubby also offered his strong support which I leaned on greatly and I don't know what I would have done without him. We are both very blessed I think. Thank you again for your kindness. Your friend in Northern Virginia, Denise xoxox

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great captures! I'm glad you followed over to Maggie's to continue with Mosaic Monday.

Light and Voices said...

Miyako, I anxiously await seeing your photographs each week. I enjoyed the descriptions and the images very much. Thanks.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love those Golden Flangtails!

I have to get much closer for my pics to come out. And often, the dragonflies won't wait for me.

;P

Margaret Adamson said...

your husbands photos are lovely

Ruth Kelly said...

Wow!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Miyako!:) Nice to see you again:) Lovely shots of the dragonflies. I also suffer with my eyesight, and have developed cataracts, so, often times my husband sees things before I do. Like your husband, he is my eyes, and we laugh because I say I am his ears, as he is hard of hearing.:)) I am impressed with your husbands knowledge about dragonflies. That is a lovely Fern Palm, and does look lovely against the Pine tree.
All the best from Portugal.:)

Ida said...

Your hubby has a good eye for spotting the dragonflies so far off. They are pretty. I did see the fence, it's a nice wooden fence. Also liked the shot you took of the female dragonfly before you released it. That ree was quite something too. The blooms are very cool looking.

Maribel said...

Good Morning Miyako!
What lovely pictures.
Have anice day / Marika

jandi said...

Wow! Breathtakingly beautiful images! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!
http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/

NatureFootstep said...

love your trees and the dragonflies :)

Rambling Woods said...

Good afternoon dear Miyako from a very hot and humid New York State. I love dragonflies and really enjoyed these photos because I know how difficult it can be to find them and then to take good photos... Michelle

Rambling Woods said...

Good afternoon dear Miyako from a very hot and humid New York State. I love dragonflies and really enjoyed these photos because I know how difficult it can be to find them and then to take good photos... Michelle

riitta k said...

It is wonderful that you shared this lovely post at my Flower Wednesday Miyako <3 Thank you so much. Wishing you a beautidul weekend.

riitta k said...

Me again :) I'll add a link to my book blog and to a great novel about Japan. It was written by a Japan expert Minna Eväsoja who has lived in Kioto many years. My review is in Finnish but the google translator helps a bit :)
http://kirjaviekoon.blogspot.fi/2016/04/minna-evasoja-melkein-geisha.html

About Japanese writers I'm a fan of Murakami and Takashi Hiraide!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Awesome captures of the dragonflies. The egret and flowers are both beautiful. Lovely post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post today. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

bettyl-NZ said...

How special that he took photos and brought one home for you to photograph! It sounds like he's a keeper :) I have never seen palm trees with such blooms--great catch! All the photos are really awesome.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Love the photos of the dragonflies.
You were so lucky to photograph the yellow flowers of the fern if they only flower every 10 years!! They are stunning.
Have a wonderful new week :)

Nick V. said...

Delightful shots! I always have trouble capturing dragonflies. They are not all that common here in Melbourne and they always seem to fly out of range as soon as I approach!
Thank you for participating in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.