Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Safari

The Ebony Jewel Wings are flying.


This is a female, displaying, to attract a mate.


The males are iridescent blue or green.




Today I sat with them.





I watched as she found her mate.





I watched them mate.



I watched them defend their territory.

I watched as this female laid her eggs while he kept watch.

I wait all year for the Ebony Jewel Wings to emerge.

Happy Sunday Safari.

13 comments:

lazyclick said...

Beautiful snaps.

Rajesh said...

Nice snaps. Looks lime you have followed it everywhere

marmee said...

amazing series of photos...i would wait for these beauties too...when do the babies emerge?

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....wonderful captures.......divine. Do you not feel honoured to have witnessed so much. I always do.....

They are such beautiful creatures....totally captivating. A wonderful Sunday safari......

Randy Emmitt said...

Q,
I really enjoyed this series, Not an easy task to get such good shots of these creatures. I've only found Ebony Jewelwings in ones thus far this year. Always look forward to your posts.

Just came in from the porch we watched a Green Heron get frog legs for its breakfast. It has been more than 7 years since I've seen one here.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beautiful photos. Isn't macro photography wonderful. So much detail and great color.
Marnie

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a great capture of the sequence of events.

Angie said...

These pictures are incredible!!

Sue said...

I agree with all the other commenters! Awesome!

Wendy said...

Wow - how lucky you are to have seen the dragon fly as it dances it's way through our world! Those are outstanding pics.
Hugs

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exquisite! They are so detailed and the colors are amazing! You got great photos! WOW!

Marvin said...

Great macros, Sherry. I really enjoyed seeing the Ebony Jewel Wings.

Barbara said...

There was so little time left for blogging and commenting the last two months and therefore I have to catch up a lot of posts. I've already seen some of your outstanding and beautiful pictures from your ABC Wednesday and I am full of admiration. The same is valid for these snapshots here as I know how difficult it is to take them. These little creatures are so delicate and quick.