Saturday, July 12, 2008

On The Wing: Stream Bluet Damselfly




This morning while fishing my favorite lake I found large numbers of dragonflies and damselflies flitting about.

The tiny Damselflies were hovering low over the lake’s surface. They would allow me to approach within a few feet with the boat. The 100-400mm lens set at 400mm allowed me to capture this image of a hovering Stream Bluet Damselfly.

I found it nearly impossible to auto-focus on these slim creatures if there was anything in the background other than open water.

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11 comments:

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a great capture, I had one land on my shirt last week on the boat but couldn't get to the camera.

Anna said...

Good job. I love that blue color.

I can see why these would be hard to focus on. There's not much to them.

Christy said...

Very beautiful shot. I understand that focusing thing all to well. I rely on my autofocus to much but I really stink at manual focus so I just have to power through.

babooshka said...

Very delicate little capture.

Kerri said...

WOW! You caught it in flight. How FABULOUS!!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That's fantastic! Beautiful!!
Very impressive!!
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lv2scpbk said...

Nice photo. I've never captured one of these. I like the black again, it makes it show up. Come and see my allegators.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Cool photo! I LOVE dragonflies and damselflies!

Shionge said...

I love dragonflies and it is a pity that with so many buildings now I hardly could see any.

So yep, very happy to see that you have captured it beautifully ;)

Misty Dawn said...

Great capture! I ran into the same auto-focusing issue the other day when I was at my pond trying to get a photo of a damselfly.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I never have any luck taking pictures of these things.. They always seem to take flight as soon as I get near.. ha!