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I found a tree full of mating Emerald damselflies! I’ve never seen so many damselflies at the same time before. The first picture is my favorite, I’m happy both damselflies are reasonably sharp and I like the background colors. The second one is similar, but  a different couple and different camera settings. The last picture is not very good, but I include it anyway to show you how “crowded” the tree was.

Top: f/4 – 1/500 – ISO 200 – 60

Middle: f/8 – 1/100 – ISO 200 – 60

Bottom: f/8 – 1/80 – ISO 400 – 60

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21 responses

  1. WOW!!! you were in the right place at the right time!

    September 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    • Absolutely!! it was damselfly heaven! 😀

      September 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      • That’s how you know you’re having a good day … and then go to sleep with a big smile.

        September 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

  2. Therese

    Talk about lucky! Synchronicity!!!! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful!

    September 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    • Thank you, Therese! I was so lucky- At the right place at the right time!

      September 18, 2012 at 4:59 PM

  3. Thanks for sharing settings information also !!

    September 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    • You’re welcome! I learn a lot from other bloggers who share that so I’m doing it too 🙂 In today’s post the first two images were taken only minutes apart but you can clearly see the difference depending on angle and settings.

      September 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM

  4. Calee, these are magnificent macros!
    Beautifully done.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:23 PM

  5. Damselfly nirvana! Lovely shots.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:53 PM

  6. Beautiful! Looks magical!

    September 19, 2012 at 12:11 AM

  7. Your photography is so beautiful! I nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. You can read more about it here: http://ezmiralda.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/one-lovely-blog-award/. Best, Jeanne

    September 19, 2012 at 4:26 AM

  8. Terrific shots of this amazing pair!

    September 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM

  9. Heart To Harp

    This is way cool!!!! You were smack-dab in the middle of Life happening, and you captured it beautifully. I love how you get the delicate traceries on the wings to show up in your photos.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    • Thanks so much! I was very lucky to witness this 🙂

      September 21, 2012 at 6:56 AM

  10. Reblogged this on Animal Lovers' Blog.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM

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