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Morning Friends

Summer allows me the luxury of early morning hikes. I’ve been carrying my 85mm Nikkor Micro Lens and working on some macro shots. These are handheld shots, so I’ll give myself a little credit for some patience and willingness to sort through a lot of bad photos. Both of these shots are within 2′. The Rainbow Bluet (I think, they take on so many color phases, I find them hard to identify with certainty) was occupied eating breakfast allowing me to move in close. The Eastern Red Damsel played tag with me but still gave me  couple of good shots. I call them “wisps in the breeze.” they are so small they are virtually transparent.  Spotting them is like catching the winds movement. The camera aids the eye in bringing so much more wonder into view.

 

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Curious

 

Curiosity

Who are you, and what are you doing here?

 

I stepped off the trail  into a clearing to get an open capture of the setting sun when large movement caught my eye. I’d been there awhile watching the celestial show when this guy appeared and entered into a stare down with me. Or at least I thought it was me he was interested in. When I turned around to walk out; a rather large doe occupied the trail behind.

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Competition – Southern Spreadwing

Competition - Southern Spreadwing

Southern Spreadwings in Competition

The mating process of Damselflies and Dragonflies is fascinating theater if you pause to just watch for awhile. It also varies from specie to specie and can be quite violent. I’ll leave any explanations to the experts. This pair is about to be broken up, but eventually the female will oviposit into the lush vegetation available.

I’ve only seen this damselfly in the warmth of the harsh light of mid-day sun. Its been a challenge to me to get the  photo right. There’s plenty of room for improvement, but I’ve learned a lot more about Lightroom photo processing!

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