Damsels and a Weed

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Pastorbbc, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Got these this evening



    I have no idea what this is -- but I liked it.

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    Thanks for looking
  2. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Very nice Damsels. The plant looks like a thistle to me.
  3. Thanks Paul and I corrected the title :)
  4. Ooh, Ebony jewelwings. Very nice!

    Second one is the female.


  5. 3whiteroses


    May 23, 2008
    I love these shots! Where do go to find them.
  6. Thanks for the identification -- I'm not at all aware of the different names etc etc. But, I'm enjoying learning and taking photos for your folks to identify.

    I shot these in my backyard. We have a small creek that runs through our property and a vacant wooded lot beside of ours. Usually has some interesting stuff.
  7. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Beautiful damsels and shots. They are Jewelwings - Calopteryx, just not sure which ones you have over there.
  8. Nice Damsels, David!
  9. Thanks everyone. This is a great community for a new guy.
  10. Nice! I'm still trying to get some of those jewelwings with their wings open. I had about 6 of them dancing around the other day in the perfect light and it was unreal. As it happened I was on my first semi on purpose dragon fly hunt and quickly saw how one could get addicted to these things.