06.13.2022 Macro Monday-A happy encounter

I went to Gauco Pond in Petersham, MA this morning looking for whatever flowers I might find.  I did find one that I hadn’t seen before but am showing you what I happened upon on the way back to the car.  The flower awaits.

I’ve been envious of all the odonata Mike Powell has been seeing down in Virginia.  I did see that Ebony Jewelwing last week but the few others I’ve come across have been far too busy and distant.  Since I shoot in the early morning generally most are still snoozing under cover in the coolness somewhere. But I got lucky today seeing this damselfly and later several dragonflies at Moosehorn Pond.

New England Bluet-Enallagma laterale. I am not exactly an expert identifying damselflies but with a field guide (Ed Lam’s “Damselflies of the Northeast”) I narrowed it down based on that slight black line crossing the next to last segment which is a key marking. A female, I think.

 

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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29 Responses to 06.13.2022 Macro Monday-A happy encounter

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    What a beauty!

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  2. Crisp detail throughout make this picture a standout (which coincidentally was the damselfly’s pose).

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  3. Wonderful capture of this beauty, Steve! Great job with the background, the hint of a flower and all that green.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Fantastic capture, Steve! It’s a beauty.

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  5. Great shot and a fascinating creature. And a beautiful shade of blue.

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    What a fabulous damselfly! I love the colour and metallic sheen.

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  7. susurrus says:

    What sensational colours! A fantastic shot.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    They seem such delicate little creatures, but always beautiful.

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  9. Well done. The problem with these is that they move fast!

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    • They do and it’s getting harder to chase them. I try to stay perfectly parallel when photographing them the they stay sharp the whole length but they do like to shift around the perch.

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  10. Beautiful image Steve!

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  11. Stunning shot! The background softness, colors and lines give it a bonus effect!!

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  12. shoreacres says:

    What a beautiful creature. The combination of black and that particular blue is so pleasing, and the details you captured are wonderful.

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  13. Michael Sammut says:

    Absolutely Stunning

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