These two macro images were taken last week of this newly emerged adult dragonfly. Because it has just emerged, the appearance is anaemic looking and without the full colouration of the mature adult. Damselfly's have a curious habit of moving away from you and hiding behind the stem. This one did just that and I caught his eyes looking at me. I had to move to manual focus as the camera just couldn't find the tiny spec of an eye.
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Love these shots. Esp. the one catching his eyes on either side of the stem. Superb! The posts below are also stunningly good photos.ReplyDelete
Stunning photography,macro at it's best.ReplyDelete
Awesome pic Steve! I miss photographing dragonflies up here in the far north!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind comments. Hugh, you don't do bad up North! I'll swap an Orca for my dragonfly?ReplyDelete
Fab shots Steve. The first one is brilliant!ReplyDelete