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Blackish blue coloration
Thanks! I actually rescued this guy out of the creek, so he stayed still better then the rest of them that were flying around.
Photographing insects isn't just about talent, most of it is luck! Sadly, bugs will never do anything you want them to do, and I've learned that the hard way the few years I've done life sized work with bugs. I've chased damselflies for hours to get a good picture-- but a lot of times they're so fast and in strange places, it just isn't possible; don't see this as you being bad at it!
I realize it isn't a great picture. I'm not very good at photographing insects, but I believe you are right.
Difficult due to the picture, might you have seen if it was a shimmering dark green? That would absolutely confirm it was an Ebony Jewelwing.
Spotted on Jun 15, 2013 Submitted on Jun 15, 2013
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