Sunday, July 13, 2008

Battle for pond supremacy

The pond has excelled itself today (OK, I've only had it for two weeks).

I'd gone outside with the intention of photographing Meadow Browns on the lavender, but found a battle in progress:

Broad-bodied Chaser...

versus Four-spotted Chaser

I know which one's prettier, but neither seems to have won control of the pond so far. There was a lot of chasing (as you'd expect), clashing of wings and hovering over the pond.


They were joined by three Blue-tailed Damselflies

An ovipositing pair of Azure Damselflies

The number of Pondskaters has doubled... to four. And two of those were fighting (I think).

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM or Canon Powershot A640