08.06.2022 More or Lestes

I posted a Swamp Spreadwing a few weeks ago or so.  I try to share different subjects, with the exception of bullfrogs, but like how this one came out so adding it to my WordPress media library.

Swamp Spreadwing-Lestes vigilax-male.  No idea why the abdomen is slightly bent.  Maybe a mating accident…I hate when that happens.

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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17 Responses to 08.06.2022 More or Lestes

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice capture, Steve, the pale background compliments it well.

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  2. What a long, slender body.

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    • Hard to believe something this delicate is so ferocious.


      • Fortunately that ferocity isn’t aimed at us. Years ago I happened to be watching as a different member of the group, a dragonfly, suddenly zoomed off the perch it had been on and snatched a passing insect right out of the air, then flew back to the perch and immediately started eating its prey.

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      • I think dragonflies were much larger back in the day. They are amazing predators, I read that they are the most successful hunters in the world percentage-wise, and are quite agile. They can move each wing separately and their maneuvering is astounding. A target has no chance.


  3. So delicate and elegant! Very nice, Steve!!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    That teal is on one of my favorite colors, and you’ve captured it well. I suppose it’s due to reflection, but even the wings seem to have a hint of teal.

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  5. Lovely color palette 🎨

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    I’m not sure why your mind went to “maybe a mating accident”, Steve. 😉

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  7. I like the very delicate feeling of this subject and background combination.

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