Monday, June 30, 2008

Familiar Bluet

Odd Morse Code

A message for you
Odd Morse Code in black and blue
Dressed in bright hues


Familiar Bluet
Dots and Dashes


(Click on the photo for a better view)


The Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) is a damselfly of the family Coenagrionidae, native to much of the United States.

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Troy and Martha

16 comments:

John said...

Great close-up shot!

kjpweb said...

These colors are extremely vibrant! Great capture! Cheers, Klaus

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Quite striking. I don't think I've ever seen this insect before, he is uniquely coloured. Thanks for posting...

Louis la Vache said...

The dots and dashes spell out "RAID!"

"Louis" is up over his cowbell in work for the next few weeks. He'll visit but likely not stop to comment until he finishes the project he's involved in....

Aileni said...

Beautifule contrasts in this fine picture.

Dragonstar said...

Stunning shot! Absolutely beautiful.

The Texican said...

I have forgotten all but the most elementary calls in Morse Code so I couldn't translate her pattern. I did notice the little three line rhyme preceding the photo. Nice touch. Pappy

fishing guy said...

Troy: What a great close-up, one of the best I've seen.

Doug Taron said...

Great photography. This guy is one of my favorites.

Shellmo said...

The blue just pops out on this little critter - great!

Gallicissa said...

Such a near capture! Some of these dragonfly names are pretty strange sounding...

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, that is one amazing insect! I'm glad I clicked on it. You can see the lacy thin wings folded over its back. What a great photograph! I can't believe those colors! No wonder the jewelry makers are inspired to make decorative pins from these creatures!

Duncan said...

I like it!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful capture..

Marvin said...

That's one fantastic macro! I don't normally put my dial up through the ordeal of loading full-sized images, but this one was well worth the wait. Great work.

Louise said...

What a great picture!