Monday, June 14, 2010

Ebony Jewelwing Damsel Fly

Ebony Jewelwing Damsel Fly, originally uploaded by andiwolfe.

Yesterday, Steve and I joined Mike for a photowalk at Bigelow Cemetery State Nature Preserve. The flowers are still a few weeks away from prime time, but I enjoyed chasing insects with my macro lens. There were a couple of species of damselflies flitting about. I'll post some other insects in this post after I have a chance to process some more of my images.

Lady beetle

This is an Asian multicolored lady beetle. It seems as if this insect has been victimized by a parasite, also, given the small white protrusions on the wing coverts.


This beetle was sure active, but I finally was able to capture an image that was mostly in focus. It's a swamp milkweed beetle, Labidomera clivicollis.

Another beautiful milkweed beetle, Tetraopes tetrophthalmus.

And another beetle, Photinus pyralis, aka the firefly. They were putting on a spectacular show for us on our drive home that evening.


Sean Troy said...

Beautiful ! I hope to be able to shoot with an eye half as good as your's with my new D90. I look forward to seeing more of your images. Sean

Andi Wolfe said...

Sean, I'm sure you'll enjoy the D90. It's a great camera!

Kipkimo said...

Hi Andi,
Great photos, as usual.
I see that some of my Facebook friends found you and your works through me and now they can enjoy them too.
Also, great picture of your work on the postcard. How do you manage to be so good in so many different fields?

Andi Wolfe said...

Thanks, Kipkimo!

Jack of all trades, master of none?

Linda Starr said...

Great photos of insects; love the burl spheres below.