Just because, part 18

I came across this one while sorting images, and decided to put it up large, mostly because the dragonfly and the berries all fell so well into the same plane of focus and thus had sharp details.

blue dasher Pachydiplax longipennis on unidentified berriesI just tried for half an hour to identify those berries, with no luck, but the dragonfly is a blue dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis.) However, it wasn’t until I was just about to upload the photo that I realized I wasn’t seeing dried leaves on those berries at bottom center, but a long-jawed orb weaver spider (genus Tetragnatha) – which was not in the same plane of focus, probably due to shyness. And I’m pretty sure it’s the same species of dragonfly featured in that post, too. Which is two years and one day older than this one. Okay, now I’m getting creeped out…

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