Tuesday

A Wonder in Red


The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
~ W.B Yeats
 

Another amazing creature with a firm grip on a blade of grass! These little guys are so very interesting. They seem to hover over the grass until they find just the right spot to take hold. When I first started blogging I thought these little guys were dragonflies ~ but actually they are damselflies. I'm sure there are many differences between the two but the main one I know of is the way they hold their wings. Damselflies hold them close to their body, while the dragonfly has them wide open.  Id'd by Randy as an Eastern Red Damsel.

19 comments:

Sharon M said...

oh, that's wonderful!

Randy Emmitt said...

Kerri,
That is an Eastern Red Damsel, Amphiagrion saucium. A very good find indeed. Well done also.

Hootin' Anni said...

Definitely a 'wonder in red'!!!

My Ruby Tuesday. I do hope to see you drop by for a visit with me today.

Denise said...

I am happy to see Randy identified it for you as I am in the learning curve as far as this type of insect is concerned. I also thank you for letting us know the difference between damselflies and dragonflies. It's a fantastic photo, and the lighting is perfect. Love the coloring from the damselfly to the green of the leaves.

CherylK said...

A really wonderful photo, Kerri. You're a genius with that camera.

Auntie E said...

Oh they must eat also.
Happy RT
My Ruby Tuesday link for you Making life easier.

Happyone :-) said...

I am running out of words to describe your photos! :-) They are all fantastic!!
Looks like that Red Damsel is having quite a feast.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent picture.Thanks for the the info about the difference.Life is an ongoing learning experience.
Blessings,Ruth

Krista said...

Lovely damselfly! See there? I learned something new again. Your blog is educational AND beautiful. ;o) Thanks Kerri - beautiful photo... I feel like I'm repeating myself... lol

Delphyne said...

What a fantastic picture of the little damselfly - she was so gracious to sit still while you snapped her photo for Ruby Tuesday!

Julie G. said...

Beautiful photo of a Damselfly! I learned something new today. Thank you! Kerri, you are the queen of macro. Great capture ... and, as always, thanks for sharing such beauty.

imac said...

One of Natures wonders, and you captured it well Kerri.

EG Wow said...

Very cool. I haven't seen any dragonflies here lately but the weather has turned very warm so I'm sure it won't be long!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Lovely damselfly, I would have thought dragonfly too. Very interesting about the wings. Will watch for that from now on. I was out with my hubby last weekend and he made a comment about how it would be nice to see a dragonfly. I smiled because the first thing I thought of was you and your recent dragonfly hunt :) Your photos are wonderful.

Marilyn said...

Your photography is brilliant. I am so enjoying your blog.

Appalachian Lady said...

That's a great photo of a damsel fly. Those are very hard to photograph. Just when you got the camera set, they fly away.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Splendid detail of this wonderful creature!

Rick said...

Well I come here and I get a little lesson - I like that (I would have called that a dragonfly too). Superb shot!

mindymilburn said...

Wow Keri, that is stunning!

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