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Had this awesomely colored dragonfly in our garden today! We don't usually get them here :love:

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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
Hi :wave:

I’ve featured this image in my latest journal [link]

if that’s NOT okay – let me know and I’ll remove it immediately :manhug: thanks =Cmac13
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thank you so much Carole! :sprint: off to see what else you've found
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DigiPainteR Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
very cool
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
for whatever reason these big red guys are less skittish than the smaller blue ones :shrug: for which I am grateful :laughing:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist
fantastic shot! :)
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
thank you so much! this guy was so cool :love: and I was so happy it finally landed :w00t:
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PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh gorgeous! :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
:iconlovenodplz: I know! I was thrilled :heart:
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redmatilda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They're magic creatures! I rarely see them either, but it's always such a treat when I do. Yours *is* an unusual colour!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
We've been lucky this spring/summer...there have been a couple of these red ones and several black & white winged ones too! Along with last night a whole squadron of the more drab brown ones all hovering over the garden that I had just watered at dusk :love:
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Chained-Wolves Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I love the color.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Me too! :iconlovenodplz:
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RCPage Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Really cute and cuddly...:)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
:laughing: I'd like to have one perch on my finger!
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RCPage Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
:)
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KAPI-MURDER Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing concept of the photo and great contrast <3
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
It was such a glorious color :love: I'm just so happy that it was in an area of my garden allowing for the dark background :iconlovenodplz:
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Great shot!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
This guy was soooo cool to watch flit about!! I'm thrilled with the capture :D
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist
And you truly should be :aww:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Loves me some dragonflies :love: Excellent shot!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
:blowkiss: I hope it comes back :love:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional
nice job
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
:D They are such cool critters!
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Myriadelle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Outside of my fond appreciation for "mosquito hawks", this is an incredible photo. You've capture so much detail in the wings and legs.
Simply fabulous!!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
[link] Just for you :love:
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Myriadelle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you..... loved it!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Yay!!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
lol, then you're gonna love one of the next shots I put up :giggle:
We have lots of the little damsel flies out and about, but only the rare dragonfly :love:
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Myriadelle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:+devwatch:
Right place, right time, rare moment!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
LOL, indeed!!!!
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magical! What a color, never seen one like that before ;D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I was thrilled too! Wish it had perched on something more photogenic than the sprinkler head, lol, but you go with what they give you :D
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Nice detail and color!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thanks so much!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   General Artist
looking for water :manhug: is it especially dry now?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
surprisingly not - we'd had close to a quarter inch of rain the day before :shrug: We don't usually get them, especially when it is dry - they stay way down in the valley where the creek is...I also haven't started using the sprinklers yet this summer :laughing: But I'm not complaining :love:
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
dragon flies are a symbol of prosperity and good health :woohoo:

so i'm glad they are spending time with you too :dance:

not to mention your neat capture :clap:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
:love: hope to get many more of them then :laughing:
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so lucky!!!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I know :love: they are interesting creatures!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Terrific shot Ruth!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thanks David :love:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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