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That's No Damsel In Distress!

By Leilani      
...Actually she might have been after I was trying to get a clearer shot, as her mate bounced her to the next flower! Whooops! Grin

Out and about with my son yesterday at College Lake, enjoying the fresh air and the Damselflies darting around us like faeries, and me cursing his phone, that he could get right up close to (choice words were uttered profusely Grin ) without scaring the insects! Grrrrh. Although, the fits of laughter from the jibbing banter could have scared off most of the insect population... I did manage to get up pretty close and take a clear shot (handheld of course) of this mating couple. No privacy when I am around! Smile

Tags: Hertfordshire Damselflies Common blue Mating Wildlife and nature College lake

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Humblebee 4 1 England
24 Aug 2012 7:56AM
Brilliant capture Loren, love these damselflies, have seen only one this year ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:57AM
Beautiful colourful image, great capture, Peter..
24 Aug 2012 11:47AM
looks like strangulation to me
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Aug 2012 3:39PM
Looks pretty good to me, Loren, lovely shape in the frame (27 in the Karma Sutra Grin)

DAve
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 4:08PM
Cracking shot !!!....your 'voyeuristic' tendencies look to be improving !!.WinkGrin
Leilani 12 29 3 England
24 Aug 2012 5:19PM

Quote:Looks like strangulation to me
Well, yes it does a bit..but at least she's been supported!


Quote:Looks pretty good to me, Loren, lovely shape in the frame (27 in the Karma Sutra Grin)

DAve

Haaha, unashamedly, I managed to get 31 in the Karma Sutra too! Wink As Niknut quite rightly pointed out I am becoming a bit of a perve, hanging around in bushes!! GrinGrinSmile
24 Aug 2012 8:27PM
Beautifully photo as always. Like the equal emphasis on the surroundings as well as the critters. Makes a lovely composition. Though I admire the close ups of all parts of insects it makes a nice Chang to see them in their environment. Well done
Elaine
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 9:52PM
An extremely impressive macro-photograph, of which I certainly admire.

Regards Nathan
Looks good composition, shame you did not have a monopod for better sharpness, though you may have a steadier hand than mine?
They are in an unusual position too, say no more. Wink

Good shot!
Source 6
27 Aug 2012 11:02PM
Superb!
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