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Mating Damselflies, On Iris, 2

I’ve developed a few more images from April 5, the amazing Damselfly dance.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

I know tall images don’t always display well in Word Press, but I did like this with the iris in the background.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

I did sit on the ground a couple of times, but concern about ants and alligators kept me from lingering with the low view.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

Mating Damselflies, On Iris  Part 1

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

Busy Bee On Iris

I was admiring a patch of Purple Iris when this busy bee caught my attention.

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

The bee’s yellow was a nice match for the Iris’s accent color.

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

Hovering to assess the situation, he seemed to have rather long hind legs.

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

He came back to this bloom several times.

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

Then, on to the next flower…

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

April 22, 2019
Taken with Ted’s Canon 70D, while my 7D was being repaired.

Iris Reflection

Falling into the swamp lined with duck weed this stem of purple Iris created a colorful reflection.

Purple Iris
Purple Iris

Depending on where I stood the water either reflected the sky or the green fronds of the standing patch of iris.

Purple Iris Patch
Purple Iris Patch

A closer look at the stem reveals flowers in various stages of bloom.

Purple Iris
Purple Iris

This last image was taken about an hour later from about the same spot as the first one above, with the sun no longer directly on the flower.

Purple Iris
Purple Iris