Yesterday was my first attempt at getting some of the photos that I will need. I used my wife's digital zoom camera for these pictures - I do not have a macro lens for my DSLR and don't want to mess with extension tubes, tripod, etc.. It looks like I am going to need to purchase a digital scope to get pics of some of the smaller organisms - SWEET!
|Giant Water Bug - not sure if this one has parasites or if those are eggs, some species are back brooders. In which case the female lays eggs on the back of the male, but I usually find those earlier in the Spring.|
|Another view of the same Giant Water Bug|
|Dragonfly nymph - possibly a Green Darner|
|Same dragonfly nymph from above|
|Backswimmer- not the light colored back, when seen from below this blends in with the sky.|
|Backswimmer consuming a small waterboatman|