2014—On Gossamer Wing

This delicate looking damselfly posed for me the other day. Every minute or so it flew up and around and returned to the same twig. I sat on the garden bench just a few feet away with my 70-200mm lens trained on it. It was only when I looked at the downloaded photos that I realized that I had captured this tiny creature (only about two inches long and about 1/8 inch in diameter) devouring another even tinier creature. Apparently, the trips off the twig were hunting trips. I wish I’d had my macro lens on for a closer look.

In the first shot, he’s got a mouthful of gnat. In the second shot, he’s finished dinner and is showing off those gossamer wings.

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