Pond Damsel snack bar

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by threecats, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. 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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  2. 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.
     
  3. 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
     
  4. You must have been really close to them Glenn!, were you wearing waders???
     
  5. no laying on the ground at the shore by this pond a block from me I thought I would try
     
  6. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Very good shots. Beautiful damsels and hungry too.
     
  7. thanks Torben. seems when they are stuffing their belly you can almost pet them.:smile:
     
  8. 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!
     
  9. These are great shots of these beautiful Damsels.
    Don't you wish they would all land facing the sun?
    Vince
     
  10. Crave

    Crave Guest

    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!!
     
  11. yes or parallel to me