Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mating in the heart of the winter


Mating in the heart of the winter

Two Red veined darters in tandem positions, ovipositing in the heart of the winter. Lake Kourna, Crete.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Portrait (Damselflies)

Ischnura elegans male

The portrait of a male Blue-tailed Damselfly. This damselfly is about 3 cm long, so for this shot I used for the first time all the extension tubes combined, 7mm, 21mm and 31mm. Notice the reddish dot between the compound eyes. This is the ocelli, it is an extra eye, only this eye is single and not compound!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Damselflies - Cretan Bluet

Coenagrion intermedium
The first (and only up to now) Cretan Bluet that I have seen. Cretan Bluet is an endemic species in the island of Crete, Greece. According to the "Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe" of Dijkstra & Lewington, the flight season fot this species starts from mid May, but I made this observation on March 18 of 2013!

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