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Teneral Blue Tailed Damselfly

By abtuie
This little damselfly had just emerged and was scrambling its way up the blade of grass to get to the light, in order to dry off. The conditions were quite windy and the creature was being tossed about. The exuvia was clearly visible, but inaccessible to the camera.
The depth of field is not what I would have hoped for, but I had to sacrifice some depth in order to keep the shutter speed at an acceptable level. By the way he made it to the top.

Thanks for all your c&cs on the chaffinch, they are much appreciated.


Tags: Dragonflies Close-up and macro Damselflies Blue tailed damselfly Wildlife and nature

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24 Jun 2008 11:17PM
superb capture at first thought he wasnt well lol
but nice tones

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FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
24 Jun 2008 11:22PM
"The depth of field is not what I would have hoped for" In spite of that the focus on a large part ot the images is superb, and I really do understand the problem well.
24 Jun 2008 11:24PM
nice set of images
24 Jun 2008 11:26PM
Excellent set of images

Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
25 Jun 2008 12:05AM
Fantastic set of images.
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3779 Canada
25 Jun 2008 1:36AM
Very nice set.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 7:19AM
well done on a superb shot
25 Jun 2008 7:52AM
Lovely set.
Smile Lucy
User_Removed 9 78 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 8:59AM
good macro work.. Dave
janty66 10 3 England
25 Jun 2008 12:22PM
brilliant set of close up shots..
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
25 Jun 2008 2:40PM
nice & close ;
like this set... esp. #5
RubberBullets 16 1 6 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 6:52PM
Super series of shots, I really like these.

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
25 Jun 2008 9:42PM
Everything taken into account a series to be pleased with. - gary
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
25 Jun 2008 9:52PM
An excellent closeup. great capture.
peter_oak 12 1 England
26 Jun 2008 5:22PM
Have an RC,well done.


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