I borrowed Ted’s Tamron 18-400 MM lens this morning and put the range flexibility to good use when I spotted an Eastern Pondhawk on a Lily Pad.
I got a decent closer image of the dragonfly and his shadow.
And a nice view of the scene without changing lenses or cameras.
I don’t know if the katydid was eating the Water Lily petals or was looking for the bug that did. Leaves and grass are their primary food source, but they will eat small bugs.
I didn’t realize this was the same flower a half hour later when I passed back by with the same attraction for it. The katydid had moved down to the lower petals with his knees showing, just left of center.
There was a nice reflection of the water lily and the surrounding foliage, if a bit far out into the pond.
Another view of Water Lilies with the green highlighted path, this time with the front Lily in focus.
Fifth in a series of Water Lily images from the last week in April, 2020.
Newly leafed out trees were reflecting color into the pond, creating a path around the lilies.
Fourth in a series of Water Lily images from the last week in April, 2020.
This Lily outshines the rather ratty looking leaves around it.
Third in a series of Water Lily images from the last week in April, 2020.
Dappled sunlight highlighted this Water Lily, tucked in the corner of the pond.
Second in a series of Water Lily images from the last week in April, 2020.
I was delighted to find Water Lilies in bloom last week at a roadside pond.
Most of the flowers were clustered around the edges but a narrow strip of lily pads and one lone Lily have reached out into the middle of the pond.