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Azure Damselfly - Coenagrion puella

By Mendipman  
Taken in the early morning at Waldegrave pool on the Mendips in Somerset.

A caveat on the Id though, I think this is an Azure Damselfly, they are common at this site but with all the dew it was difficult to confirm the id in the usual way.

This is a 66 shot focus stack processed in Zerene stacker using both PMax and DMap methods. There would have been more shots in the sequence but as is often the case, the damselfly moved. I did attempt further stacks to see if I could complete the sequence but by this time the damselfly was becoming too active.

On review I found there were enough images to get all the important parts I wanted in focus and with some basic processing to lift the colour and contrast and a small crop to improve the visual impact, I was quite pleased with the end result.

Many thanks for all the comments and votes on the previous upload and especially to Ali63 and Alan_Baseley for the user awards, so much appreciated.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Macro Damselfly Close-up Insect Fauna Odonata Arthropod Invertebrate Wildlife and nature

Voters: KarenFB, Split, PattiW and 43 more

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KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
13 Jun 2015 6:24PM
Amazing details - makes me glad they are so small!!
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
13 Jun 2015 6:40PM
Stunning photography.
boov 8 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 6:52PM
AndS 8 2.2k United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 7:24PM
Wonderful shot....Smile
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 7:35PM
Amazing shot !!.....impressive quality !!.Smile
13 Jun 2015 7:36PM
oh! my goodness that is amazing fantastic shot
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
13 Jun 2015 8:14PM
An awesome close up study Heath, the detail is most impressive
13 Jun 2015 9:44PM
Superb capture
DonMc 12 4 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 11:19PM
Yes, up close and personal Heath, Clever macro image!Smile
What a super macro shot, great colours and lovely detail stunning capture, brilliant ! SmileSmileSmileSmile
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
14 Jun 2015 6:41AM
fantastic capture.. colors are enchanting.. and droplets add to the magic..
johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
14 Jun 2015 8:06AM
The focus, colors, water drops and presentation all add up to a super Image...John
14 Jun 2015 12:27PM
Many thanks for the candid info sounds quite difficult............A FINE IMAGE...............650
philgood 9 7 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2015 9:51PM
Great work Grin lovely finished image.
richmowil Plus
12 437 2 England
18 Jun 2015 6:45PM
Stunning detail Heath! Very Nice!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
19 Jun 2015 12:02AM
This is a fantastic capture!
Simply Stunning

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