Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Garden ponds hold many secrets.........

I sat by the pond watching the damselfly.

He found a mate. Can anyone id this pretty pair for me??

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos Cheryl. I'm no expert but I think it is the Azure Damselfly.

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  2. Hi Cheryl...ooh very pretty...I don't know much about the damsels,but I bet Frank will know!!
    I'm not laying on the lawn today lol...it is raining!! ♥ Grace

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  3. I love IDing Odonates!! But I don't dare try for the ones across the pond! The BIG pond! I get a lot of Dragon and Damselflies here at place even without a pond in the yard. I would love to have a pond some day!

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  4. They are so very beautiful! Ahhhh...garden ponds do have the sweetest of secrets.
    My favorite bug is the Damselfly, Ebony Jewelwing....
    the best part of summer are the Odonates.
    Sherry

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  5. A handsome pair at your pond. Wish I could help you. Sometimes secrets are the best part.

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  6. Hi Cheryl. Jan says she is not an expert but her ID is correct. 'U' shaped marking on S2 confirms an Azure. What a delightful find and well captured. FAB.

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  7. Thank you Frank, I would have spent ages trying to id this pair. You have saved me a lot of time.....tks again.

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  8. Glad Frank was able to confirm my ID Cheryl, I need more belief in myself!!

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  9. and lots more azure damsels to come judging by the female's behaviour. You have captured their beauty so clearly Cheryl in these captivating moments by your pond.
    Laura
    p.s. ideal subject for today's Camera Critters meme ;)

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  10. What beautiful damselflies, Cheryl! Glad to hear you finally got some much-needed rain. We've had a fairly rainy spring, although the week we were gone it was hot and dry. Perfect weather for making all the weeds grow, too:)

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  11. I agree, they're Azures. So beautiful, you often find them around curled water lillies and honeysuckle over brooks. The pond I (somehow) managed to install that I bought from the guys at ukwaterfeatures.com seems to be a breeding and feeding ground for them!

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