Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Splash of Green: Damselfly

Venturing through the high weeds in the remnants of the path leading to the old swimming hole of my youth I came upon a number of brilliant metallic green Damselflies.

The late evening sunlight lit the scene well as the Damselflies would land on a leaf for a moment, then zoom off only to return to the exact same perch after a few seconds. I didn’t have the tripod or the extension tube with me so I made do shooting handheld at the 400mm lens’s closest focus.

Most of the shots were slightly out of focus since I could not hold the camera still enough to stay in focus but a few were acceptable.

Damselflies come in many sizes and colors with these being some of the largest specimens I have taken notice of.



11 comments:

Elaine said...

Supurb shots! The damselflies are absolutely gorgeous with the sun shining on them. Well done!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous shots.These guys are very colorful.
Blessings,Ruth

Montanagirl said...

Great shots! What a beautiful green they are, esp. with the afternoon sunshine glow.

Happy Days said...

The Damselflies are so delicate looking and the coloring is really striking with those green irridescent stripes! They are illuminus! (sp?) Great shots!!...debbie

photowannabe said...

I've never seen green damselflies, only the neon blue ones. I love the second one in the leaf and the shadow. Its an interesting composition.

Tom said...

After seeing these and Dragonflys on many of the blogs I visit I made a point this year of trying to capture them on my camera... I am pleased to say I managed it... just..

Your pictures always inspire me to try harder.. and for that I am greatful.. you and one or two others I visit have learned me so much... Thank you.
Tom.

imac said...

Acceptable? who are you kidding Coy, these are super shots my friend.

Cindy said...

Beautiful shots. You have some great photos here. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to visiting again.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

We have these in our yard because of the creek. Now I'm determined to snap some shots of them. I love that first photo--you really captured that metallic green.

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
Yes this is a macro time, isn't it? I think your pictures are more than acceptable, they are great shots. Macro is not that easy to do my friend, these small things do not stop to move all the time... Much more harder than birds!!!

AMIT said...

I never this from such a short distance.

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