Ed Lehming Photography


A small black gem, floating on gossamer wings. Flitting and fluttering, till the summer’s end. – Ed Lehming A member of the damselfly family, this ebony jewelwing floated from branch to branch around me for several minutes before finally settling on a leaf. It required a slow and cautious approach to get within shooting range and I only managed a few shots before it took to the sky once more. I really… Read More

“She glitters like she walked out of a Klimt painting” ― Jandy Nelson I came across this Emerald Jewelwing, who was resting briefly on a leaf just below eye level. There are time where they just sit and pose for long periods, but not today. This brief pause lasted only a few seconds and it was fluttering madly about once more, in the warming air above me. It also provided me a… Read More

“Despite its dark veins, the transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world” ― Munia Khan Ah, warm weather walks. As plants grow taller and spread across the forest floors, their insect companions abound and show in ever increasing displays of colour and variety. Some are tougher to photograph than others. This female emerald jewelwing, with her distinctive black body and white wing spots, is fairly common around here, but they… Read More