by Milo Smith
A great joy of summer is getting out in the warmth and enjoying the many facets of nature. Mill Pond is a good place to get (mostly pretty) flying insects as they go about the business of reproducing. I got these images in late May, and early July.
#1 shows a pair of Northern Bluet damselflies taking care of business.
#2 is a very colourful female Boreal damselfly dining on her victim.
#3 shows a male Halloween Pennant dragonfly typically perched on a piece of vegetation.
#4 is a not so common male Twelve Spotted Skimmer dragonfly.
#5 shows the same Skimmer highly enlarged.
#6 shows a greatly enlarged male Blue Dasher dragonfly.
Finally, #7 shows a not so pretty but very patient female Stenacron Shadfly perched on my pantleg.
Chasing insects is a great way of spending an hour or two in the sun.
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