Monday, May 23, 2011

Beautiful Damsel.......

Ah, a damselfly after a long time.  I find damsels  be a very tough area in macro photography. As I understand it, their very limited body surface area makes it hard to focus on the subject, some object behind the subject comes on to focus. Things are not so bad if there is solid background immediately behind the subject, like when the damselfly is perched on a leaf.

However, I got really lucky with this very striking damselfly a few days ago, among some overgrown grass by the driveway. I think it's a White-tipped Spreadwing (Lestes elatus),judging by my friend Bushana's blog post here.

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Posted for Macro Monday.

22 comments:

  1. that is FANTASTIC!!! GREAT job! Your patience paid off big time!

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  2. What an incredible construction these insects have. Fascinating and beautifully photographed.

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  3. I find dragonflies very challenging to photograph and focus on but this little creature looks far harder to capture. Amazing macro shots - the first one I just absolutely love.

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  4. Oh my this is very awesome photo. Thanks for sharing!

    Yellow bird

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  5. Superb details in these macros!

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  6. You did very well with these! She is almost impossibly slim!

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  7. Just gorgeous!!!...how in the world did you get such a sharp shot?

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  8. So sharp!!! Excellent macros!

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  9. Stunning job!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Amila
    Your identification is correct and also happy to hear that my post was useful for you to identify it. By the way you got a well detail sharp shot much better than mine. Great job(Y)

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  11. Good job buddy!

    Beautiful colours! No one can beat the nature in that ha?

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  12. Great macro. Love the detail of these.

    I found your blog link for Monday Macro over at Lisa's Chaos.

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  13. Beautiful colors! Great detail in the wings.

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  14. Hi all, Huge thanks for the feedback!

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