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By kel55
Took a few shots of these insects earlier in the summer and they were all blue . I think this is the same critter but maybe they are changing colour through the season , either way i like the metallic golden colour . Caught this one cold this morning before he got to flighty , only seen 2 numbers must be getting a bit thin on the ground , cheers for taking a look , Kel

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: jasonrwl, craggwildlifephotography, Lillian and 27 more

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jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 11:45PM
This one is an Emerald Damselfly Kel - not a blue. It's a great shot - dont know how you managed to get so much DOF!

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Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 12:12AM
DOF..I think you have gone further..inside that little critter
amazing image
Trev_B 13 151 68 England
27 Aug 2014 1:05AM
Lovely crisp eyes Kelů. well done.

Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
27 Aug 2014 3:44AM
Wow! Those eyes.
Shaji84 5 4 India
27 Aug 2014 6:51AM
Menacing Tongue
kel55 7 8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 7:13AM
Cheers for the v+c on this shot don't know why info has not come out will check settings! used 105mm with extension tube and flash , heavily cropped , will post un cropped shot to give idea of real dof , thanks again Kel
Trev_B 13 151 68 England
27 Aug 2014 10:24AM
Did you use the Save For Web option in PS as this will strip the EXIF data.

almiles 10 38 102 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 3:59PM
Spot on Kel, the focus point and depth of field are perfect! The colour is magnificent and the background blurred to myopic beauty. Has to have my award, you've totally nailed this one.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
27 Aug 2014 6:34PM
Great close look at this damsel - super detail.
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 7:35PM
Well done indeed

Sadly the insects are drawing to a close again

Source 9
27 Aug 2014 11:30PM
- source
Merbert 10 5 1 Australia
24 Jan 2015 12:14AM
Great macro!

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