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Old May 4, 2011, 3:16 PM   #1
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I know you are all sick of these from my bombardment of damselfly photo's from last year, but I can't help but share, I love them so much!


"Hairy Beast"


Was trying to take an interesting shot of them mating and saw this as I was panning around them and thought it was different.


Beautiful Demoiselle, I was hoping to catch another of these on a day with better weather, I am over the moon with this true beauty.


Sometimes I love my Tamron 90mm Macro lens so much I could cry...

I don't think I will get any better than these (unless I catch a Common Blue) this season, so see you when the dragonflies arrive (spotted 2 in the air today)

Thanks for looking!

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Old May 4, 2011, 3:23 PM   #2
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Just gorgeous Ash. ! Love them all ... but great haircut on #1
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Old May 4, 2011, 3:45 PM   #3
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Thanks mate!

I almost delete the "hairy" one as I thought it was too similar to the other damselfly shots I took last year, but this wee fella is the hairiest I have seen so far!
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Yes, they are all excellent, but #1 is my favorite.
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Old May 5, 2011, 12:28 AM   #5
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Thanks mtnman!
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No - you are definitely NOT boring me with your amazing Damselfly photos! Your species are so different from ours, and your skills and talents shine through in each image.
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Thanks mole, appreciate it!
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My favorite is #1 also - a lot to look at. Since I've only once taken a half-way decent close-up (not macro like these) shot of a damselfly, I am in awe of your consistently great shots. The second one is definitely interesting - my first reaction was "huh?" until I looked closer and realized what I was looking at/through. Then it made far more sense.
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Thanks Harriet!

To be honest I get through a lot of shots of each one before I find a shot I am happy with, thankfully as soon as you find a damselfly that will let you approach it, they are happy to sit there staring at you for 10 minutes wondering what you are doing while you shoot.
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Damn! Opening the thread to that bugger's eyes was a shock. Nice shooting.
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