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Close-ups of a Blue-tailed damselfly, Ischnura elegans, a.k.a. Common Bluetail



42 responses

  1. Love the first shot – great perspective

    August 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM

  2. Nice…

    August 12, 2013 at 4:54 PM

  3. Gorgeous capture, both of them!

    August 12, 2013 at 5:17 PM

  4. artscottnet


    August 12, 2013 at 5:32 PM

  5. Fillandra

    I never saw such a fascinating close-up of a dragonfly like your first pic πŸ™‚ ❀

    Have a great week.

    August 12, 2013 at 5:39 PM

  6. These are great. Love that top one! Superb focus on the head. And what is that that (s)he is holding under the leaf? It looks like lunch – a v small moth, or similar!
    Great work! πŸ™‚

    August 12, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    • Thanks so much, John! I think “small fly” was on the lunch menu. πŸ™‚

      August 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

  7. Nice work Calee. Like what you did with shallow DOF in the first image – very creative! Appreciate the Latin too – helps me piece things together from around the world.

    August 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    • Thanks so much, Nick! πŸ™‚ I was lucky one of them stayed still long enough for me to experiment a bit with different exposures..

      August 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM

  8. Excellent captures!

    August 12, 2013 at 6:26 PM

  9. Love the first photo. Nice detail.

    August 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

  10. I particularly like that first one.

    August 12, 2013 at 9:32 PM

  11. I am amazed. They are fast little devils when I see them. Love the images.

    August 12, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    • Thanks Annette! They are indeed very fast, though not as fast as dragonflies and luckily they take more breaks from flying as well πŸ™‚

      August 14, 2013 at 5:40 PM

  12. These are fantastic macros, Calee!

    August 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM

  13. Beautiful blue ot the “fly,” Love these photos, Calee. Your 100mm macro does such a good job.

    August 13, 2013 at 12:34 AM

  14. Oh man, the first image is nothing short of awesome! Killer composition, selective focus, soft lighting and attention to the all-important background. Just wonderful. Great shot.

    August 13, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    • Wow, what a nice compliment!! πŸ˜€ You made my day, Stefano! Thanks~

      August 14, 2013 at 5:42 PM

  15. Amazing image here – look at that face, what nightmares are made of! But on the other hand – if one is an artist the colors are gorgeous! So I’m loving this photograph.

    August 13, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    • Thanks Mary! I actually think he has a cute face!! Although he’s only the size of ~half a match, would be a bit more scary if they were larger animals πŸ˜‰

      August 14, 2013 at 5:46 PM

  16. I got my eye on you!!!

    August 13, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    • Or two very large ones πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by, Lyle!

      August 14, 2013 at 5:46 PM

  17. Ed

    Excellent macro..:-))

    August 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM

  18. They ARE beautiful, aren’t they ? The first one has a cute face; the second one seems to be sneaking up on someone πŸ™‚

    August 14, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    • They are the coolest insects I know! πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by

      August 14, 2013 at 6:14 PM

  19. Wow!! I’m speechless. πŸ™‚

    August 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    • He looks nice, doesn’t he? πŸ˜‰ And also, he posed very friendly for the camera!

      August 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

  20. That’s fascinating , Awesome shots ❀

    August 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

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