Damselfly pair

A happy pair of Azure Bluets:

Damselflies don’t look great when you photograph them in harsh light. I had the benefit of a passing cloud to soften the light – and these didn’t fly away from me like they usually do.  It’s a great time of year for looking for insects in my area – so many interesting small creatures are about.

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8 thoughts on “Damselfly pair

  1. What type camera and lense are you taking these beautiful damselfly shots with? This one is gorgeous! good work!

    • Thanks! I used a Canon DSLR, a 180mm macro lens with a teleconverter attached, and tripod support. The teleconverter helps take the image from a little farther away. The closer you get, the more likely you are to startle them, especially with the tripod.

    • They sure can fly joined! No compromise to their flying abilities. They did fly after a while, and I’ve seen many others do it as well. Mating butterflies and dragonflies fly around together as well.

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