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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 12, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Little Blue Dragonfly

Half the size of the large red dragons, but just as
efficient a flyer, ready to capture a meal as it perches on a lotus bud in the breeze.

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Learn &/or create something every day.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 12, 2021 6:10 PM CST
Great shot and colors.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Aug 12, 2021 6:14 PM CST
Awesome!
Damselfly likely
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 12, 2021 6:15 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Aug 12, 2021 6:16 PM CST
Amazing! I wish I could take photos like that.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Aug 12, 2021 7:03 PM CST
Beautiful shot!
2022 wishlist: Pastelegance, and Blonde Vision.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Aug 12, 2021 7:12 PM CST
The color, the detail, the framing! Lovey dubby A perfect fit.
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Butterflies Region: Massachusetts
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joannakat
Aug 12, 2021 7:39 PM CST
Absolutely gorgeous banner, Cal. Beautiful color combinations. Thumbs up
AKA Joey.
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Aug 12, 2021 7:54 PM CST
Very cool! Thumbs up
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 12, 2021 8:01 PM CST
Exquisite banner Cal!
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Fleur569
Aug 12, 2021 10:35 PM CST
Stunning!!
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Butterflies Dragonflies Spiders! Frogs and Toads Birds Hummingbirder
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nativeplantlover
Aug 13, 2021 12:26 AM CST
Oh wow! This has got to be my favorite banner so far. Amazing picture Cal Hurray!
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Bea
(Zone 8b)
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bumplbea
Aug 13, 2021 1:04 AM CST
Absolutely Stunnin….🤩 I tip my hat to you.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
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MoonShadows
Aug 13, 2021 2:11 AM CST
Beautiful, Cal!
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Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Aug 13, 2021 4:01 AM CST
Oh my! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 13, 2021 4:08 AM CST
Amazing shot, really beautiful.
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 13, 2021 4:19 AM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! All of you, my friends! Smiling

Just getting started.....stay tuned..... lots more to come. :greengrin:

Forgive me for not being better prepared.....should have had it
ready to go before hand. But will have slideshow & videos in ~2hr
(5:30am PST). Hope it will be worth the wait. :smily:
Learn &/or create something every day.
Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 13, 2021 7:21 AM CST
(sorry, late due to Windows update Rolling my eyes. )
See videos at the bottom...

Dragonflies make the best subjects.
They will hover a few feet from me, looking me over,
"Who are YOU?" Hilarious!
They're inquisitive, and will pose for hours.
The little blue was the only one of it's kind, and
only saw it that one day on July 8. (this year).
The large red dragonflies have been putting on an
air show the past 2 weeks.
Stills:
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Thanks to Jim, aka MoonShadows, for showing me how to embed the videos. Thumbs up
Videos:
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Learn &/or create something every day.
Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Aug 13, 2021 11:02 AM CST
Sorry to be so late to this appreciation party. Bad storms Wednesday a.m. did bad things all over town, including my property. Just got my internet back a few minutes ago. Thumbs down

So seeing this banner and your accompanying photos really lifted my spirits. I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
I post high resolution photos (nature, travel, and other subjects) on smugmug
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 13, 2021 12:06 PM CST
Thanks again to everyone.
You made my day.
I hope you feel the same. Smiling
Learn &/or create something every day.
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