Friday, June 20, 2008

Photo Hunters: From Water to Land — Damselflies

The larva of damselflies live in water. This particular one is the larva of Calopterygidae — the larva of a broad-winged damselfly.

And here is a damselfly. Not the same species, but you get the idea of the drastic changes that happen. This is a taiga bluet damselfly. The photos will open full-size in a new window when clicked.

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15 comments:

  1. Wonderful. I love damselflies! Have a great weekend Andree

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  2. Photo Hunter sure does come up with neat prompts, and you always rise to the occasion and go an extra mile. I love what you've got here.

    God bless.

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  3. Great shots and an interesting take on the theme.

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  4. That sure looks suspiciously like a mosquito! (as I say while scratching frantically!) lol

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  5. I protest ! Instead of showing me beautiful waters you show me ugly (but very nice pictures) insects, lol !!

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  6. Wow these are amazing! The 2nd one is terrific. Creative take on our water them.

    I like the variety this week's theme is bringing out.

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  7. Those are amazing close up shots of damselflies. I could see red marks on the hand, probably due to the sting.

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  8. It looks like it has a sharp pointy nose for stinging! I like the turquoise colors on the second photo.

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  9. I love your picture of nature.
    I haven't yet seen any damselfly but I haven't been around water much yet.

    Happy Hunting.

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  10. I'm really glad I found yu on Twitter. Wonderful pictures. We actually live in Brattleboro, even though we teach over the river in Hinsdale NH.
    -skip

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  11. As always very interesting and very beautiful. Have a great weekend. I noticed that it is still pretty cool in your neck of the woods.

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  12. I love damselflies, they are so delicate and pretty! Limnology is a gas. I've loved it since I was a small child. Used to lay on my belly for hours watching the little critters in the water.

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  13. Terrific shots of the dragonfly! I try to get shots like these, but when it comes to insects I can never good one. Your entries are fantastic!

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  14. Hi Andree, long time indeed. On top of it, I haven't had enough time to visit this weekend, and then the URL you left in our place appeared to be somehow wrong.

    Anyway, I have linked up to save the trouble next time ;-)

    Oh yes, and as usual, your lesson on damselflies is superb.

    Have a best week and many more great shots!

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