Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday's Critters #35

Saturday's Critters #35


Happy weekend and welcome to Saturday's Critters!  I am looking forward to seeing what critter everyone has to share this week.. Ok, it's time to share your critters.


These are some more shots from our visit to a local Maryland State Park. A Black Crowned Night Heron on the hunt.





 I am not sure of my dragonfly id's.. I will have to do more research... They are pretty.

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I hope you enjoyed my Night heron shots and the pretty dragonflies.. I would not mind help on the dragonfly id's.. 




An InLinkz Link-up



 Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!


To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

75 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Loved your shots of the Heron and fantastic shots of the dragonflies but I am not an expert on their ID. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful critters both of them. I wish you a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely critter shots today. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend :)

Gerald (SK14) said...

love the dragonflies

Ela said...

Eileen, I really love your photos !
Gogeous shots ! Have a great weekend :)

diane b said...

Super shots of the dragon fly.

Phil Slade said...

You had a fine sunny morning on which to take those fine heron pictures Eileen. Don't worry about the dragonfly ID, your photos are so good I'm sure the insects wont mind that you don't know their names.

Thanks for the party invite Eileeen. Have a great day.

NatureFootstep said...

I loved o see the Night Heron and the fine dragonflies. :)

Linley S said...

Great detail in your dragon flies Eileen. Thanks for hosting.

Sue said...

Hi Eileen-sorry I can't help you on your dragonfly ID's. I enjoy watching them, but have never become familiar with them.
Hope you have a good weekend. Hubby is off to an auction all day, so I'll be able to FINALLY get some time in the garden.
Enjoy the day
:)

rainfield61 said...

It is Saturday's Critter again.

And I see birds, besides mushrooms found many many miles away.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful photos of the heron and the dragonflies.
The blue dragonfly is the man, the other is the woman.
I wish you a very nice weekend.
Best regards, Irma

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, Eileen;
Wonderful pictures of Night Heron on the hunt♫♫♫ I wish I could see different colored one, I can only see egret p;)
My husband said your butterflies are Male and Female 'Common Skimmer'. Even though I posted (luckily) them before, your pictures are SO fabulous(^_^)v

I hope you will have a wonderful weekend.
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Alexa T said...

Happy Weekend, too! Those dragonflies are awesome... and I never seen before... from such close distance!!

Susan (ABON) said...

The night Heron is pretty, as well as the dragonflies...sorry I can't help you identify them. I hope your Saturday is a good one!

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat sighting of the night heron, Eileen. I'm another one that needs to research dragonflies. ;)

Noushka said...

Yep!
I see the species is much like our indeed!
I still have to photograph the adult birds!!
Lovely dragons, you have american websites to help you ID them! ;-)
I love the female's colours and the male looks much like one species we have here!!
Keep well dear Eileen

Icy BC said...

Beautiful dragonflies and night heron shots, Eileen. Happy weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

The blue one is known as a Blue Dasher, I believe, Eileen. The brown one might be a brown Hawker??? Thanks, once again for having us!...:)JP

Joe Todd said...

Nice post and photos. Will plan on linking up in the future. Do you think my roadside camel in Ohio would count? LOL

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I like it!!! The one of the heron in the distance with the sparkling water is my favorite today.

Kerri Farley said...

Great captures!! Love your "dragons" :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Lovely dragonflies! :)

Bob Bushell said...

A great day you were having, the dragonflies and Heron, superb.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The dragonfly photos are fantastic. It's hard to capture them as they flit around. Have a great weekend Eileen.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I was talking about this very thing with my daughter, who is having an overnighter. She has a scientist at work (she's a hydrogeologist) who knows everything about local flora and fauna.
I will gather a post of all of my dragonflies, for example, and do research to name them then promptly forget them all! Thanks for hosting, on time, and early!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those close-ups of the dragonflies are really amazing shots.

✿ chica said...

Quanta beleza para encher os olhos! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

Roan said...

I'm no expert on dragonflies, but drug out my Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and searched through the dragonfly section. I'm guessing Blue Dasher and Yellow Sided Skimmer. Google and see what you think. Really enjoyed seeing the Heron. That's a new one for me.

Blackberry Lane said...

Your dragonfly pics are gorgeous. Happy Saturday, Eileen.

Sandra said...

beautiful dragon flies.. i can't ID them though.. i love the sparkles in the water like Diamonds

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

He's a new one for me- haven't even heard of this fella. I'll have to google and find out how he got his name. Can't help on the dragonfly- I call them all the same name...dragonfly. LOL!

TexWisGirl said...

i'd love to see a black-crowned! i've only seen the yellow. :) thanks, eileen!

Brian King said...

Great shots of the dragonflies! I've never seen a BCNH. They do reside in KY, but I've never been fortunate enough to spot one.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!I love your shots of the Heron bird!!Great captures!!And the dragonflies pictures are so beautiful!!Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

love the macros of the dragonflys

Ileana said...

Your dragonflies are fabulous! Thanks for hosting. Have a nice weekend , dear Eileen.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely dragonflies and herons!

Diane AZ said...

The Black Crowned Night Heron looks really smart! I often see one at a city park here in Tucson.

Sharon Wagner said...

Dazzling dragonfly!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Beautiful set, Eileen!

I'm trying to learn about dragon-flies too. :)

Adrienne said...

So excited to link up! I'm visiting family in Oregon - LOTS of critters to love around here! One of my hopes for this visit is to find lots of dragonflies to photograph - they just slay me!! LOVE your photos...so inspring!

Adrienne said...

I'm in Oregon visiting family - LOTS of critters around here. Thanks for hosting the linkup, I'm excited to be joining in! One of my hopes on my trip is to find lots of dragonflies to shoot - your photos are so inspiring!

Adrienne said...

I'm in Oregon visiting family - LOTS of critters around here. Thanks for hosting the linkup, I'm excited to be joining in! One of my hopes on my trip is to find lots of dragonflies to shoot - your photos are so inspiring!

Pat said...

Lovely shots of the heron, Eileen.
You also give us a wonderful close up view of those dragonflies.

Birgitta said...

Wow! Great photos! Have a wonderful weekend!

Happyone said...

Love those dragon fly photos. What great detail.

Marie said...

Love the heron...and the dragonflies. Just don't know how to ID them, but I think they are beautiful. Happily I have a few critters of join in with in the coming weeks! Have a great week.

Andrea Priebe said...

We don't seem to have any night Herons around us ... I'm not sure why because they seem fairly commong in Wisconsin ... but it is a treat to see this one in your pictures. The first Dragonfly looks like our Green Darner, but then what do I know, I am simply guessing. The pictures are great though and the second one looke like a metalic gold ... beautiful. Thanks, Eileen.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice shots of the Black-crowned Night-Heron. We get mostly Yellow-crowned in our neighborhood. The dragonfly may be a Needham's Skimmer, but I am not an expert.

Adam Jones said...

The Night Heron it's fantastic. Wonderful shots.

sandyland said...

that blue is so lovely and the bird

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very good shots you've made again. Wonderful how you've get that heron in your shot. That dragonfly is very beautiful too. Well done Eileen.

Best regards,
Marco

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful pictures, Eileen!

I'd say that blue dragonfly is an Eastern Pondhawk. Note the white-tipped claspers compared to a Blue Dasher.

The gold and red dragonfly might be a female Blue Dasher.
~

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos and a great night heron.

Linda W. said...

Nice dragonfly pics! Happy weekend to you!

Gail Dixon said...

These are wonderful shots!! I always enjoy dragonfly shots, though I don't know the names of most of them. Thank you for hosting the meme! I almost forgot to link up. Menopause is hittin' me hard. :/

Powell River Books said...

I just posted about a Great Blue Heron. Mine is a bit funny though. - Margy

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love dragonflies - they are too cool. i see them so often around here. one of my most favorite creatures ever. ( :

Debbie said...

awesome captures of the dragonflies...i can never seem to "catch" them!!

great capture of the night heron as well, i saw my first one just recently!!!

Stephanie said...

Wowsers on the Dragonfly captures!

Sandy Carlson said...

That purple flower banner is gorgeous, Eileen!

And the heron is my hero. Beautiful!

NC Sue said...

Great captures!
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful shots of the dragonfly -- I would be happy to get a shot of one (I'm too slow). Neat that one of your readers helped you with the ID. Night herons are one of my fav birds!

Thanks so much for hosting.

Karen said...

Gorgeous night heron and the dragonfly macros are great!

Linda said...

Awesome dragonflies!

Stewart M said...

The heron is great - but on a very cold weekend I can't help but wonder how long it will be before I see dragonflies again!

I know what you mean about the Puffins looking fake!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Gosh! You got some
great shots of the Black Crowned Night Heron, and some beautiful dragonfly captures, but I'm not certain enought to ID them for you.
Have a good Sunday!:)

Katarina said...

Great shots of the Dragonflies!

Lynne said...

Love the lace work on the Dragonfly . . . great shot Eileen!

Valerie said...

That first shot of the dragonfly is a superb capture Eileen. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots of both the heron and the dragonflies. Sorry I have been absent for a couple of weeks but things got really busy. See you this Saturday with critters!

Helma said...

I can dyna say is that this is another beautiful oil pictures.
That little heron is wonderful to see and dragonflies have pretty sharp and clear put in the picture. Class!

Maria said...

Beautiful macros Eileen!

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