Monday 23 August 2010

White-legged Damselfly close-up

Female White-legged Damselfly, also known as Blue Featherleg, was taken at a distance of six inches.  Damselflies are tricky to photograph as they usually manoeuvre away from the camera.  This female though, simply stared straight into the lens and didn't falter.  Annoyingly, there was a breeze which didn't help matters.  I have found that in macro mode, a breeze appears through the lens as a gale force wind.

Aperture was F/9, Shutter 1/800s. ISO 320. Exposure -0.7 EV.


  1. I think the angle of view on this one is really good nice shot.

  2. I love this one Steve. Great capture.