Posts Tagged ‘position’

Obelisk Position

The weather was a high 91 degrees, with a strong south wind blowing.

(Which means the quality of the pictures isn’tĀ the best. I’m not a fan of temperatures over 90.)

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This dragonfly spent most of its time in obelisk position

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to reduce the amount of direct sunlight on its body.

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I found another dragonfly in the obelisk position at noon today.

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I assumed it was after a tiny bug every time it flew a loop out and back to its perch.

 

Fluttering Motion

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Tiger swallowtails flutter more than perch when they’re feeding.

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I decided to go for pictures with movementĀ for a change.

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They did land on the phlox flowers and flutter to hold their position.

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They “fluttered” out of sight on many pictures.

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Changing my approach proved to be fun.

A One-Time Encounter

Jaxson ( my 6-year-old grandson) and I were going through an insect sticker book. He moved the insects around into various habitats. This reminded me of a funny and unusual encounter with a walking stick.

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This walking stick was on the side of our house September of 2010, and is the only picture that I have of one.

Many years ago I sat in the woods, drawing for a painting I planned to do. I moved and startled a walking stick. It rolled over on its back, legs curved upward, and was still in that position when I left.

It played dead the whole time!