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Azure Damselfly

By Dennis.Alden  
First set of pictures with my new 30D
Spent the afternoon chasing damselflies and assorted insects around my garden.

I believe this is an Azure damselfly (Coenagrion puella) but not being an expert could well be wrong!

1/250th @ f16
Handholding the 580Ex flash set at -1.67

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: aitchbrown, Gerg, Adrian_Reynolds and 6 more

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11 Jun 2006 12:18PM
Fantastic detail Dennis the colours along the abdomen are so subtle and delicately captured, excellent photography, Adrian

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Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
11 Jun 2006 1:10PM
Great close up
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2141 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2006 2:39PM
Those colours are glorious and the light on the wings is lovely. Like the way the plant stem runs parallel to the damselfly.
Sure looks like a male azure damselfly to me.
Desh_M 15 410
11 Jun 2006 9:36PM
nice macro work
hebdens 14 5
11 Jun 2006 9:49PM
great detail, well caught.Fab creatures.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
12 Jun 2006 1:56AM
Definitely an Azure Dennis it has the U type marking on the upper segment.
You have kept it in good full length focus.
One thing I hope you don't me mentioning but you appear to have dirt or dust in the frame. The specks are not out of focus like the rest of the BG.

Dennis.Alden 18 71 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2006 2:28AM
Yes brian - I noticed the dust AFTER I had posted it - very slack of me! I missed it in the excitement of posting my first image for a few weeks (says a lot about the life I lead Smile )

Actually considering the fact that the camera was brand new - and the lens hadn't been changed since I fitted it I wasn't expecting any dust! Well thats my excuse anyhow Smile

cheers for the comments

bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
12 Jun 2006 3:39AM
Hi Dennis. It was quite a while back but on the forum several people wrote to say that it was not uncommon for new cameras to be dirty. So you are not alone. Hard to believe isn't it!!!!


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