Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud

Mating Damselflies, On Iris

Before I could get a bloom of one of these iris  in focus I recognized movement over the water as being dragonfly-like. Knowing the flowers would wait I turned my attention to what turned out to be damselflies.

Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud
Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud

At least a dozen pairs of mating Damselflies in several colors lit in the iris patch. They were quite small; I may have over sharpened these images. I have more and will try something different.

Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud
Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud

14 thoughts on “Mating Damselflies, On Iris”

    1. ~feedback I got from [one] twitter follower: “Truly amazing pics of the amorous couples.” and “I hope Ellen knows her pictures are amazing”.

  1. Great job, Ellen. It is always wonderful when you can capture perches as colorful as these, as contrasted with the plain stalks and sticks on which you often find dragonflies and damselflies.

    1. Thanks, Mike! I was truly delighted to spot this activity on the irises and that the damselflies stayed around. It was a total surprise that day, which made it even better.

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