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I still can't get a good one of the male. They perch for much less time it seems. I really doubt you even see or notice these forktails unless you were looking for dragons. So small.

Female Eastern Forktail
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Familiar Bluet First one chomping too

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The Damsels sure are fun, and they do stay still longer, yet they are smaller and present other difficulties. How are you getting these high mags, by cropping or ???

2 & 4 are excellent behavioral studies. The bluet shots also stand out.

Thanks! using the 90 macro. The forktails were as ground level so I didn't even try setting up tripod. They are cropped some, more for composition than magnification. I would guess that most of these the damsel was between 1/2 and 3/4 the width of the original image.

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Thanks! using the 90 macro. The forktails were as ground level so I didn't even try setting up tripod. They are cropped some, more for composition than magnification. I would guess that most of these the damsel was between 1/2 and 3/4 the width of the original image.

glenn

You must have been really close to them Glenn!, were you wearing waders???
 
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Very good shots. Beautiful damsels and hungry too.
 
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I have no doubts it´s quite difficult to spot, the Forktail I mean. With a coloration like that and as being an Ischnura it must be pretty small...

Nice shots, 3cats!
 
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These are great shots of these beautiful Damsels.
Don't you wish they would all land facing the sun?
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Nice captures, the Damsels were hungry, when they eat they stay in the same place a bit more!
Maybe they dont want to have a bad digestion!!
 

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