On Shiny Wings

Shiny, blurry wings over the pond:

two dragonflies over water

One finally resting on the ground displaying its dragonfly self for closer inspection:

dragonfly resting

dragonfly resting

Another one rests on a cattail stalk…inspiration for a totempole?

12 spotted skimmer dragonfly

12 spotted skimmer dragonfly

A much smaller, slimmer and daintier creature with a metallic blue body clings to a reed:

single blue damselfly

single blue damselfly

No wonder, they named you “damsel”fly….there’s nothing “dragon” about you!

damselfly

damselfly

Mr. and Mrs. Damselfly are beginning to engage

damselflies preparing to mate

damselflies preparing to mate

in serious Damselfly Kama Sutra:

damselflies mating

damselflies mating

Oh, winged shiny creatures, you cast a spell on me!

dragonfly wing

dragonfly wing

This post was created in response to Ailsa’s Travel Challenge: Shiny.

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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27 Responses to On Shiny Wings

  1. Amazing images, Annette! Those shiny wings are so gorgeous.๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Amazing captures, Annette! These shiny creatures really speak to summer, don’t they? I love the 12 spotted skimmer on the cattail. And those blue damselflies and the Damselfly Kama Sutra — very cool.๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thank you, Cathy. The skimmer on the cattail is my favorite. I tried walking around the pond to get it from the other side but the creature flew away before I could get there. Dragonflies and damselflies really do capture the essence of summer here.

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  3. Wow! Their wings are so intricate. You must have a fantastic zoom.

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  4. I’m finding myself echoing the above – “Amazing!” Loved these images and the Kama Sutra remark is hilarious.

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  5. Barneysday says:

    Beautiful shots. When we were kids, we called these “sewing needles” and the rumor on the playground was that if you used a swear word, they would come along and sew your lips shut! The things we believed then!!!

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  6. dadirri7 says:

    oooh, so gorgeous, they are fascinating and whimsical beauties … ours are all gone now, but it wont be long til they return in Spring!

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  7. Awesome pictures Annette!

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  8. ventisqueras says:

    incantevoli!๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Great photos! It’s always an adventure in patience in trying to find these guys to cooperate and you were able to find two willing to let you play voyeur on their romantic interlude!๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. bythebriny says:

    Beautiful! I especially like the shot of the two dragonflies in flight. Not an easy image to capture.

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