As You Find Them

By taggart  
As You Find Them

While out with my camera, looking at the Yellow Cone Flowers, I happened to see the female Eastern Forktail damselfly. I quickly chaanged my point of focus and managed a few shots of her before she sensed me and flew off.

This is how one usually sees these critters on my patch!

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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PattiW 12 24 2 United States
31 Jul 2012 2:49PM
Amazing closeup here of this little pretty. Love the blurred yelloow flower in the BG. Patti SmileSmileSmile

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31 Jul 2012 3:13PM
Excellent macro Jenn, great detail,
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 3:22PM
Your quick reactions rewarded you with a lovely shot of the damselfly, so perfectly perched on the long leaf running parallel to its body.
Ayoob 7 Australia
31 Jul 2012 3:24PM
Great macro shot ,Jenn...........Grin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 3:26PM
Love his big eyes!
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 3:32PM
Brilliant wildlife photography. Love the detail and timing.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Jul 2012 3:52PM
You captured your find in great detail, Jenn: lovely shot.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:08PM
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:12PM
Very nice.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
31 Jul 2012 4:15PM
Well done in getting this beautiful capture so sharp.

Superb......macro....capture. good timing well spotted.

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Jul 2012 4:28PM
really pretty how nicely he or she poses for you!
the wild lettuce is a very fitting background.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
31 Jul 2012 4:42PM
Wonderful detail on this exquisite little creature Jennn. Great capture.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 4:48PM
Absolutely marvellous Jenn the detail and clarity are just stunning.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
31 Jul 2012 5:29PM
Great timing, Jenn. I like this somewhat deeper DOF -- allowing us to recognize the GB flower without it distracting.
There is a real theme going on here with the leg "hairs" repeated on the green leaf. A very interesting shot -- especially considering how uncooperative your model was behaving.
Nice diagonal comp. as well.
31 Jul 2012 6:19PM
Fantastic capture Jenn
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 6:29PM
Shows excellent detail Jenn, even down to the fine hairs on his back.
jdinne 15 16 England
31 Jul 2012 6:56PM
Superb detail Jenn, great capture.....

LexEquine 12 19 United States
31 Jul 2012 6:58PM
"Brilliant {A++++} Macro Shot!!" ~ LEx Wink

~~ HIGHLY Deserving Of My Award, Jenn ~~ Smile

Ciao~ Pietro
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
31 Jul 2012 7:23PM
That's how I get most of my bug images Jenn while out with Patch and looking at something else, you reacted well and got a great shot of this. - gary
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 Jul 2012 7:45PM
Great done

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Jul 2012 7:49PM
That's pretty sharp, shooting from the hip, Jenn. Lovely capture.

9 10 10 England
31 Jul 2012 7:58PM
Good spot by you and an even better photo capture.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 9:50PM
Great diagonal leaf with my favourite insect
posing for you.The yellow flower adds rather than distracts
in this lovely nature shot.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 10:21PM
Lovely choice of DoF and complimentary background for this beautiful creature!

exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
31 Jul 2012 10:36PM
Lovely sharp detail Jennn,beautiful light & tones,
1 Aug 2012 8:15PM
I do not know why, but this dragonfly reminds me of small lizard ...
Lovely shot, Jenn!SmileSmileSmile
Regards, Valery
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Aug 2012 3:51PM
impressive, again...
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Aug 2012 6:18PM
A top class macro Jennnn, I like the inclusion of the out of focus flower in the background

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