Sunday, June 27, 2010

Macro Monday: Ebony Jewelwing

Calopteryx macula
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A pair of ebony jewelwings is nearby, poised on a broad-leaved overhang of fox grape and silky dogwood, she resting her white-tipped dark wings and he his jet black ones above their burnished-metal bodies . . . fish and damselflies, jewels set in a sunlit run of the brook at midday.
from Following the Water, David M. Carroll
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16 comments:

  1. Nice shot. I like the fly, too. Maybe the damselfly is stalking a meal!

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  2. Oh wow, I love dragonflies...and this is the first I've seen a black one. Great photo!

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  3. Wonderful clarity in this shot. Well done.

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  4. Great shot !!!
    I have never succeded to take a picture on a Jewelwing :(
    Have a nice monday :)

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  5. Awww that proves the black is beautiful! Nice macro!

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  6. Not only a great photo, but it also has a wonderful name. Ebony Jewelwing...I like the sound of it.

    My macro ORANGE HIBISCUS

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  7. Excellent photo of the damselfly, Andree!

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  8. Great shot...first time seeing a black dragonfly

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous shot, great capture. These damsels are making the rounds today :)

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  10. Oh, such beautiful insects, aren't they? Nice shot!

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  11. These fellows always amaze me! Isn't it simply amazing that they can fly with those tiny wings!

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  12. Oh boy! This is exactly what we need around here! I hear fireflies love to eat mosquitoes? They would have plenty to eat here, with all the rain we are having this year, of course we also have tones of mosquitoes! Any way, BEAUTIFUL shot! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Thnak´s for your comment on my Daisys !
    And yes there are stupendous many of them :)

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  14. how beautiful. i've never seen a damselfly with pure black wings before. great photo!

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