Friday, May 15, 2009

Damselfly


Today was the perfect May day, clear skies with white fluffy clouds and temps in the mid seventies. After supper I visited our local wetland.

The wetland was a hubbub of activity with a great variety of bird and insect life flitting about. While sitting along the water’s edge my attention was drawn to the diminutive damselflies patrolling the shoreline.

This exquisite little creature perched a few feet from me allowing me to capture a number of handheld macro shots using the 400mm lens with a 25mm extension tube.

15 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a stunner...glad you had a nice day it sounded perfect... we had rain, rain, and more rain.. then late afternoon a thunderstorm which somehow I slept through... ha!

By the way... I look forward to seeing where Dorothy Bear turns up in the UK... Imac will make the perfect host and his humour will make for some great trips out...

Tom

Happy Days said...

They are quite fragile looking aren't they?! Great Photo! If you study that little body, they really are quite weird looking. I like the blue and yellow background. pretty...debbie

Elaine said...

It really is an exquisite creature. Your photo is also exquisite!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful damselfly. I haven't seen any yet this year but I DO look forward to them.

Abe Lincoln said...

I like this beautiful damsel fly, Salty. I was just looking at one in blue that I photographed last summer or two summers ago. Forget which. They have amazing spiked hair on each leg.

Montanagirl said...

It is quite exquisite! Your photo is smashing. You do such wonderful work with your camera.

imac said...

What a brill shot Salty, really love this shot, beautiful colours and well captured. Full of envy now with your size lens,lol.
Looking forward to Dorothy, I guess the instructions are inside?.

Chris said...

Excellent shot Coy, just wonderful!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cool! I've only ever seen blue ones. Excellent macro!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great capture.Such a prety creature.
Blessings,Ruth

Martha (FL) said...

Great shoot! I have not seen too many yet this year. There have been times when our backyard looked like a damselfly ball, with so many "dancing"
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fishing guy said...

Salty: I have seen none of these yet, I have only see fly-bys. This is a neat shot.

Leedra said...

Nice capture! They just won't be still for very long.

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Kevan said...

Nice picture!! I have tried to catch a shot of one this year but my lens would not get a good focus. I am a little new to wildlife photography and I have to say your blog is inspirational.