Damselfly Challenge


Can you find all three Damselflies in the above photo? Click on the photos for larger views and the ability to zoom in closer.

Can you find all three Damselflies in the drone view?

Silver: “Does it look like a give a Rat’s behind about Damselflies?”

Single Damselfly

Another single Damselfly

The skies stayed mostly gray and blue tonight as the clouds rolled in at sunset.

Looking North

Looking South

Looking East

Looking West

The most colorful view of the sunset was looking northwest with the blooming Chitalpa tree in the middle of the frame.

57 thoughts on “Damselfly Challenge

    • Thanks, Inchcock. Silver’s a bit agnostic on damselflies. Too hare for him to catch.

  1. Damselflies are hard to take pictures of, because they know how to disappear before one’s eyes just by sitting still.
    Silver’s portrait is gorgeous!

    • Thanks, Heidi. They do vanish before your eyes. These three pulled there vanishing act on me multiple times while I was taking those photos. However, I just stood still and they would reappear like magic. Silver is a handsome boy. Big and feisty, also.

  2. It took so looking to find all three!
    Wow, Tim… an all direction bliss! Silver might not care much for the damseflies but I’m sure he’s enjoying the paintings!

    • Silver and I are happy you got a laugh on his account. We all need to laugh more. Thanks, Shey.

  3. Tim, you have amazing photography skills. I love that last damselfly/daisy image. Also, I keep shaking my head… that I never get cloud-scapes like that down here. Maybe it’s because of the proximity of the river to you.. Who knows. I’ll just enjoy the ones you post. Silver’s commentary slayed me. πŸ˜€ Hugs on the wing!

    • Hi Teagan. I filter the haze out of the clouds in the photos, so the clouds have sharper edges, stronger color definition and look a little more 3D. If you look carefully at the evening clouds, you can see how they would have really interesting shapes if you filtered out the haze.

    • Hi Mary Jo. The daisies are about half the height they usually are when they bloom, but it makes it easier to photograph them.

  4. I found the damsels! They are quite camouflaged in the daisies.
    Looking north, is that my tree far right?
    Looking east, I see my tree on the left, then whose tree is receded? Gi’s is next on the right, then whose tree is right of hers?

    • Hi Resa. You found your trees. To the right behind Gi’s tree is Gabriela’s tree. Teagan has the two trees that have grown so close together they look like one further right over the shed. West of Teagan’s trees is Susan’s tree.

      • Okay, at least I can recognize mine and Gi’s…. from the east. Gi’s tree starts like a V at the bottom. Mine is all outcropping and leans a bit.

      • Gi’s tree is a classic example of a cottonwood. Your tree is a classic example of “Not Even!”

  5. Found all three damselflies! How did you capture these? With a drone? Thank you for giving me a pause in my day to reflect upon the many facets of nature, from sky to ground. Fantastic!!

    • Hi Rebecca. As I mentioned to Mary Jo, the daisies are half as tall as they usually ae, so I can hold the phone camera directly above them for a drone view. I’m always happy to give you some nature to ponder.

  6. Lovely shots, all…In both shots with three damselflies, I found two immediately and had to search for the third. Beauties..

    • Hi Linda. There is a lot of difference between them. Dragonflies are larger and their wings are fixed in a horizontal position. Damselflies’ wings fold back over their bodies.

      • Wow! Thanks! Didn’t know that. To clarify back to make sure I got it: dragonflies have a horizontal wingspan, whereas damselflies are super flexible like ballerinas and can fold their wings over their bodies!

      • Yeah! I suppose that is how we can recognize them from each other. Cool fact. 😎

  7. For a natural born killer Silver sure doesn’t look interested in attacking a large living insect – must be a really hot day ha!

    • Silvers not the killer type. He carries bunnies, gophers, and squirrels into the house like they are kittens and lets the go. I have the fun of getting them back outside. Thanks, Brian.

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