A few neat damselfly photos

Photo by Chris Bosak An Azure Damselfly rests on a twig near a pond at Little Merganser Lake in Danbury, Conn., summer 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak
An Azure Damselfly rests on a twig near a pond at Little Merganser Lake in Danbury, Conn., summer 2016.

Go to a pond on a summer day and there’s always something interesting to see. Maybe it’s not a bird, or mammal, but something is always around to catch your attention. On this day it was Azure Damselflies, and lots of them.  Here are a photos of these interesting creatures.

Photo by Chris Bosak An Azure Damselfly rests on a twig near a pond at Little Merganser Lake in Danbury, Conn., summer 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak
An Azure Damselfly rests on a twig near a pond at Little Merganser Lake in Danbury, Conn., summer 2016.

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One thought on “A few neat damselfly photos

  1. Re: damselflies… A number of years ago, while resting next to a stream in Quebec, eyes closed, something landed on my knee which I brushed off, then looked to see what it was. It was a small, insect, half inch at most, dull olive green, with bulbous eye-like shapes at one end. I gently picked it up, worried that I’d hurt it, held it in my cupped hands for a few minutes before opening them … to see that it had grown! It was twice the length… ! I immediately closed my hands again, carefully, and singing my song (native Cherokee chant for healing)- true- I continued to hold it gently. What transpired over the period of a half hour or more was the transformation of a damsel fly that had been blown by the breeze onto my leg and was now turning into itself in my hands instead of on the cattails by the edge of the stream! Amazing experience to see something go from this dull green half inch bug … To see it turn into its gossamer winged, bulbous eyes shining, long ( inch and a half to 2 inch) self! Finally, I opened my hands, as I had done several times during the process observing, witnessing the step by step transformation… And this lovely new being crawled up onto my thumb and flew off! I watched it fly a ways down stream…. And true, again… It flew back to within a few feet of my face and flew off again! I was and am entranced that this moment happened for me. I always feel a bit akin to them now as I see them… Like a cousin or midwife. Lovely photos, by the way!

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