a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Damsel Fly Exhibition

T'is the season and there is an abundant population.  Along the creek today, they were beautiful flitting here and there and avoiding my camera but I finally cornered one.
Hubby had driven me into the creek just to make me scream, I think.  After I stopped screaming I saw the magic of nature and just sat and enjoyed the beauty.
Then I either witnessed a battle
'cause they look like their facing off
to engage
in deadly warfare 
or foreplay
they danced or battled
It was definitely a contact sport
The reflections were as entertaining
as the actual shots
Maybe it was an airshow of the Blue Damsels 
mid air tricks for our enjoyment
I'm guessing love or war
sometimes they end the same...one goes away.

16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool sequence on the damselfly battles. Awesome photos. Have a happy day!

Jen said...

What a spectacular opportunity; I bet you were tickled (I sure would have been :o) Loved all your wonderful photos!

Sandra said...

I am placing my bet on LOVE not war.. and lots more of these wonderful guys and gals for you to enjoy... the photos are magnifico... I feel like i was there. Men will never ever never grow up...we know that

Karen S. said...

You sure entertained my morning reads! I'm so happy you took us with you. Cool shots.

Linda Kay said...

Maybe it was a courting, and you should have turned your head and not peeked! Cute series of photos and comments.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful! like damselfly ballet/battle. :)

Linda Wildenstein said...

What an amazing moment in time. Glad you had that snippet of the "good stuff". xoxo

LindaG said...

Your camera takes great photos, Gail. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a beautiful display, just like a ballet.
It just shows you what you can see in nature if you have a little patience and watch carefully.
Lynne x

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I was just watching the dragonflies dance.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If I'd witnessed it, they would be mating, as I always seem to catch animal shows just as they show the critters humping.
Amazing shots - well done!

Lowcarb team member said...

You captured this so well.

All the best Jan

Marion Lawless said...

Fabulous photos! I'm a Dragonfly girl, but we get a few Damselflies here in the swamp (which is rising, flooding & bringing gators, snakes & Dragonflies galore). xo

A Quiet Corner said...

Watching Mother Nature perform is a wonderful passtime!...:)JP

Lynne said...

Nice dance pics . . .

Susan Anderson said...

Wonderful, the photos AND the commentary. Love your philosophical nature…inspired by nature.

=)

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