A Damselfly

Today was not a good day for insect photography–much too windy.  A friend and I and my son Max went on an unsuccessful search for rare butterflies.  We spent about six hours on the road, and went to a couple of prairie areas, but found some rain and cold weather.  We only found one butterfly–a pearl crescent.   I have those at home.  In fact, I saw a couple, as well as a handful of other butterflies after we got home.

Dragonflies and damselflies have been more common this year, but it was still windy for photography.  I found this damselfly, which is a female azure bluet, Enallagma aspersum.



About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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7 Responses to A Damselfly

  1. theresagreen says:

    How frustrating. Happens a lot though doesn’t it? Lovely bright sunny day, perfect for insects, then comes the wind.

  2. theresagreen says:

    Oh, perfectly beautiful image, as always!

  3. I’ve tried to photograph these but never achieved the clarity of yours. Nice pic…

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