Damselfly

On my last kayak outing, I found a Damselfly (species unknown) perched on a plant leaf and hanging over the water. Here are a couple of images I captured of this wonderful insect:

Damselfly

Damselfly

The damselfly differs from the dragonfly by the way it carries it’s wings. While the dragonfly lays it’s wings out to either side of it’s body, the damselfly lays it’s wings out over and behind it’s body. And it’s always interesting to see the damselfly splaying out it’s 4 wings, well above it’s body, as shown in the top photo.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 100-400 mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 400mm
  • Handheld from the kayak, with IS “On”
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/200 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2016, Blog, Insect Photography, Nature Photography, Photography from a kayak
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