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Just Resting

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 13 August 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Damsel flies are soft quiet delicate little creatures. You never hear them. You only see them if you're looking for them. They only hang around wet marshes and bogs. I have learned they come in many different colors. They are not much longer than an inch. Their wings seem so delicate. But they must be able to see for miles. Their eyes are excessively large for their body size.
Have you ever heard a damsel fly? Neithr have I.

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Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Those Damsel flies are really amazing...

13 Aug 2009 5:22am

@Lydie et Roland: Yes they are. So small and graceful. Almost elegant.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

truly lovely. What big eyes they have!!!!

13 Aug 2009 6:34am

@jamesy: Thank you. Their eyes seem so large compared to the rest of their body. It is almost slien like.

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Beautiful shot. I like them too, they're so fragile and unique.

13 Aug 2009 7:47am

@JanW: Yes they are, Thank you.

Baby Sis from Canada

My, my what big eyes you have. Nice pic.

13 Aug 2009 10:03am

@Baby Sis: Thank s Shelley.

zOOm from Paris, France

You're in clover Lee ! I never succeed in catching one of these creatures. They fly away before ! :-)

13 Aug 2009 10:09am

@zOOm: Thanks Florence. I was in stealth mode. LOL. Actually that's what a long lens help do for you. It allows you to stay a non threatening distance away and photograph them.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What delicate translucent wings beautifully caught. We have some with lovely black wings here but they never seem to stay still long enough to capture them. I love their fluttering flight though.

13 Aug 2009 10:32am

@grouser: Thank you. Yes they do flit about quite a bit.

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice macro
well done

13 Aug 2009 10:47am

@amirreza: Thank you.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


13 Aug 2009 10:50am

@Eleftheria: Thank you

Elora from Genoa, Italy


13 Aug 2009 12:38pm

@Elora: Thank you.

eva from Rouen, France

Beautiful ! very thin !

13 Aug 2009 12:43pm

@eva: Thank you. They are small and delicate. Not much to them at all.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

excellent ! I have a calopteryx on for tomorrow

13 Aug 2009 1:15pm

@Veronique: Thank you. I will look forward to tomorrows shot. Take care.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful catch of this natural wonder!!! Detail is exquisite!!

13 Aug 2009 1:35pm

@Susan: Thank you Susan.

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good day Lee,
very beautiful and graceful, this dragonfly. It is true that nobody does it fly.
A very nice recording, very clear contours. Thank you for comment yesterday on my Web page. In friendship, dear greetings Christel

13 Aug 2009 1:36pm

@Christel: Thank you Christel

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

He looks like the back of his body had been replaced by a stick. ;-) Nice capture, Lee.

13 Aug 2009 1:41pm

@B. Thomas: It is awfully thin and colorless. I actually think it may be past it's prime.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful closeup !

13 Aug 2009 1:54pm

@MARIANA: Thank you.

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

Great macro.. I got myself a macro lens recently, and this is very inspiring to me.. Love it !!

13 Aug 2009 2:37pm

@Soe: Thank you Soe. I look forward to viewing some shots from your new lens. Take care and happy shutter releasing.

Mags from Paris, France

Great macro, very well done!

13 Aug 2009 2:54pm

@Mags: Thank you.

Don from spokane, United States

A beautiful close up of this amazing creature. The huge eyes seem so out of proportion. Fine shot.

13 Aug 2009 3:28pm

@Don: Thank you Don. My sentiments exaactly. I wonder how far they can see.

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

What a perfect shot here! Great work.

13 Aug 2009 3:29pm

@mohkum: Thank you very much.

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

superb. she is a beauty

13 Aug 2009 3:33pm

@Linda: Thank you Linda.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Spot on, well done Lee :)

13 Aug 2009 4:16pm

@Lorraine: Thank you Lorraine.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice photo! I also like your text in addition. I feel your enthusiasm for this insect!

13 Aug 2009 4:41pm

@Loner: Thank you Sonja. I enjoy watching, photographing and learning about new creatures and plants.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Delicate shot. Very nice.

13 Aug 2009 6:09pm

@LauraS: Thank you

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well captured Lee! The most striking feature of damsel flies are their gossamer wings. You have captured them magnificently! ;-)

13 Aug 2009 6:53pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric.

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great macro, nice light and details!

13 Aug 2009 8:15pm

@Zing: Thank you

Veronelle from Lens, France

beauty dragonfly

13 Aug 2009 9:26pm

@Veronelle: Thank you

Manola from Bassens, France

extra..... qu'est ce qu'elle est belle cette photo!!! très nette... beautiful... !!!

13 Aug 2009 9:33pm

@Manola: Thank you very much.

mats from Texas, United States

Damsel but not in distress :-) yes, we have these ones here, and the dragons which are lil' bit bigger and those Texas size ones. Beautiful capture Lee.

14 Aug 2009 12:39am

@mats: Thanks Mats. I can relate to most dragons. Perhaps you can post a pic of the Texas sized dragonfly.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Awesome shot! Those eyes are really something!

14 Aug 2009 3:37am

@Tracy: Thank you Very Much.

Ben from Germany

thats a great "macro"... i like those details...

14 Aug 2009 6:51pm

@Ben: Thanks Ben.