Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Damselflies at a Small Pond

Damselflies are an interesting creature. I know I have at least three kinds and this is a Common Blue Damselfly. I thought this was interesting when I also got the water skeeter below it.
Here is a view of a similar one.
This is splendour in the grass. You may have to click to get a better view. These were hard to see when they landed.
Two mating pair with one flying and the other perched.
I moved in closer to the perched ones. You can see the reflection on the water,
This is the same pond I saw the Snow Goose on the last post.

25 comments:

Shionge said...

I have never seen this befor in my life FG, honest!!! Totally in awe and fascinated gosh what a beauty!!!

Thank you FG :D

Luke Wiley said...

Amazing and yet so small!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cool! I don't know if I'm looking at something new to me or if I've just never seen them with their wings close to their body.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Your pictures even make insects look good. I have a hard time getting my camera to focus on them, it always wants to focus on something far away. So I end up taking a gazillion pics till I get one right.

kjpweb said...

Pretty cool Damselfly shots - and you even got some mating! :)
Great geese shots below as well!
Cheers, Klaus

walk2write said...

Do you suppose the males mind being called "damsel" flies? I wonder if it's something like being referred to as "girly-man"? There sure is a whole lotta lovin' goin' on among the bugs lately. The country music playing in the background seems apropos. Great post, FG!

dot said...

I like this blue one better than any I've seen. I think those little creatures have faces. Have you noticed? Ok, I'm nuts!

TSannie said...

So beautiful...and not part of our Connecticut pond...my parents Missouri pond, yes, but not here.

Carletta said...

Great job Fishing Guy!
The first photo is my favorite.

evlahos said...

fantastic photography again. specially the first one

Lawstude said...

i love them because they are so easy to catch. have fond memories catching them with my playmates.

Darla said...

Silly question, they have to be related to the dragonflies? They mate the same way. Don't laugh at my questions, LOL. It's 5:30 in the morning.

The Birdlady said...

Great, Tom - the first photo is just beautiful - nice diagonal, and gorgeous pastels!

fishing guy said...

Darla: The two are of the same insect family (Odonata - toothed one) but they are different families and very distinctive. The easiest way to tell is the dragonflies are larger and at rest their wings go outward. They are both good for a pond because they eat mosquitoes.

W2W: I had a friend that thought that the Damselflies were the girls and Dragonflies were the boys.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great shots. I know little about damselflies except that they are lovely.

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, amazing shots. Keep up the good work.

Warren Baker said...

Damselflies are beautiful creatures F.G. difficult to ID though. They look all look alike!

raccoonlover1963 said...

I have never seen any insects mating, but I did, inadvertantly, get a picture of two rabbits mating! LOL My husband called me a dirty old woman for that one! Great shots.
Lisa

Louise said...

I love damselflies. The last photo with the reflection is extra cool!

Tommy V said...

nice catch.

Jo Castillo said...

Very nice. Never heard of these.. I only know damn flies! My daughter when she was little thought the "name" of flies was "damn flies". Ha.

Brenda Jean said...

Amazing! What a neat group of photos:)

tipper said...

Very neat shots-I especially like the last one with the reflection.

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