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Assorted damselflies

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by tojor, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    This year we've had a big number of damselflies. Good because I like to watch and shoot them.

    A male E. cyathigerum with a small drop of water on his back.

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    Here he has caught a small butterfly or moth. What a messy eater.

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    I'm a little uncertain of this female.

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    Lestas sponsa hanging from a straw.

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    A mating pair of I. elegans

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    All shot with the 300mm f/4 + extension tubes.
  2. Excellent series, Torben!

    It´s very interesting to watch them hunting. Lot of hits and misses, but eventually they get something. Yep, they´re messy eaters...

    I think the female is an immature Enallagma cyathigerum...as you can see the spike/thorn on the 8th segment (close to the egg laying "device")...

    I like the L. sponsa shot the best -absolutely beautiful colors on that one!
  3. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks Jukka. I think you are right about the immature E. cyathigerum.
  4. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Very nice Torben! Well done.
  5. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks very much Mark. I apreciate your comment.
  6. SSchex


    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Excellent images Torben.
  7. Lovely shots Torben.

  8. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks Scott and Alex. Always nice to hear from the Odonata guys. :wink:
  9. Bob The Spiderman is away until Monday, I will ask him to confirm the ID on this damselfly when he is home.

  10. Hi Torben -

    Yet another impressive set of damsel macros!

    The detail and backgrounds are superb - what length(s) of extension tubes do you use in general?


  11. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks Pam. If Bob is looking I'm certain he'll confirm Jukka's ID.
  12. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks Eric. I'm usually using the 36 mm Kenko tube with the 300 mm F/4.
  13. .

    Definately correct.

    Bob F.
  14. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks Bob.
  15. Excellent set, Torben. Great detail and lovely colors.
  16. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks Dave. The damselflies have been good to me this year.
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