Friday, October 1, 2010

Blue Damselfly

Edit to add: Thanks to several commenters for the clarification on this insect - it's a damselfly and not a dragonfly, as I had originally titled it.


These were all handheld shots, so please excuse my (lack of) focus!


Blue-Bug-3---wm




I normally only see these little guys around water, so I'm not sure why he was in our yard.
But he proved to be a willing and patient model!
(and no, he wasn't dead.)


Blue-Bug-2---wm


Here's a point of reference to his size for those of you who haven't seen these before;
the grass in our yard is about 5 inches (13 cm) tall.


Blue-Bug-1---wm

19 comments:

  1. These are incredible Katie! The color is so beautiful.

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  2. Fabulous! Really great captures!

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  3. Love the color! Those are amazing.

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  4. the colours are stunning, such a beautiful blue - great shots!

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  5. I love the color of those little damselflies! We have them, too. I always think they look almost unreal. Great captures!

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  6. Beautiful shots Katie, he's so vivid!

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  7. Katie all my shots are handheld - tripods just don't capture the moment and I'd rather be a free spirit with my camera around wildlife. I think these are just wonderful shots and I would love to see one of these visit my garden. I think it could be a damselfly as its holding its wings at its side.

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  8. Just popped over from New Friend Fridays. Beautiful photos - I liked your family photo shoot too!

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  9. WOW! That is such a beautiful blue color. So is that your secret...you use a tripod normally???

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  10. WOW! The colours are incredible! Great captures!

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  11. Well done. I know how hard these insects are to photograph. Gorgeous color!

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  12. stunning!!! I think the focus is perfect! And I love the blue and green! :)

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