It’s quite amazing how close these beauties will allow me to approach before they take flight. Even then, they will usually flit close by only to alight on the same spot. While these images are cropped, I was no more than a ruler’s length away and on several shots even the click of the … More More Dragons!
Crab Spider indulges in a spot of lunch. My second attempt at air layering one of our lemon trees. This time things turned out more successful as the newly potted tree below shows. Potted and mulched and settling in. Beetle – not sure of the species. Freshly excavated potatoes ( Boxing Day ) drying in … More Leading you up the garden path.
Well, one dragon at least. Kirby’s Dropwing 21/12/20 Ark
Lavender cuttings Potatoes Lourie fledgling Growing Lettuce Eristalis Tenax on Alysum Hadeda Ibis flying home
Female Orange-Winged Dropwing. Front garden – 23/11/19 Ark
Thread -Waisted Wasp. Potatoes and Squash Female Trithemis furva, Navy Dropwing. Fresh Chillis – Picked this morning. Unidentified Beetle/Bug on Alyssum. On a clear day – Across the Valley. Hillbrow Tower Venus, Neptune and Saturn (top right corner). (Cellphone shot courtesy of Ems.) Ark.
Kirby’s Dropwing. 12/11/19 Ark
Kirby’s Dropwing First of the season! 14/4/19 Ark
Male Orange Veined Dropwing. Ark 6/1/2019
‘Cooling Off’ Young Male Orange-Winged Dropwing this morning. Ark.
Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) Photographed yesterday afternoon. I sharpened the image a little with the specific intent of trying to create the effect of stained glass. For Sally , who dabbles in glass! Ark.
Trithemis kirbyi, – Kirby’s Dropwing – (also known as the orange-winged dropwing, or scarlet rock glider), stops for a breather on an Iris leaf 22/11/18 Ark