While tying fishing flies for my Adirondcak trip I decided to spend a bit of extra time and tie a pair of realistic Hexagenia Limbata mayflies, in anticipation that they would be emerging from the water at the same time as my trip.
Luckily my timing was good.
My flies, ready for action. I took this photo at home before the trip, the flies are on a piece of lichen cover giant sequoia bark.
Now for the Completely Different shots....
A real Hex mayfly emerged and climbed up onto my flyrod
It seemed as if my fly was helping to pull her up...
Time for a kiss
Seemed like the flies were having as much fun as I was
I think she likes him
I like to think she was attempting to mate with my fly, as opposed to killing it
This little dragonfly came in for a kill, luckily I use a tear proof wing material on my flies.
The shots above were unfortunately taken with a 300mm f/4.
One more closeup and I was prepared for this shot and used a macro lens. I'm already looking forward to next years Adirondack trip!
I had a great time on my trip...