Sunday, 3 April 2016

Up Close with a Large Red Damselfly

With the warmest day of the year so far here in east Kent and with lovely unbroken sunshine for large parts of the day with light winds, I spent some time out in the back garden this afternoon photographing a Large Red Damselfly which spent most of its time resting on the rocks around the pond. I was able to lay down on the grass on my belly and with the use of a bean bag to rest the camera on, fired off a number of shots with some turning out quite nicely. I could have really done with a 100mm macro at this range but the trusty Sigma 150mm delivered some pleasing efforts. A look in the pond revealed a few nymphs in the shallows still and 2 Hairy Dragonfly nymphs could be seen monitoring the masses of tadpoles which I suspect are taken from time to time. Weather permitting, a few more will emerge soon and hopefully I can build up a photographic library of the different species as they emerge throughout the year. 







Large Red Damselfly

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    1. Many thanks Anne. Quite happy with them.

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  2. Love your home grown delights,we are so impressed with your results,you deserve these wonderful images.
    Can't believe how stunning your Macro work is,it's just the very top end of perfect.
    A very big well done Marc.
    John and Sue.

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    1. Very many thanks for your kind comments. Spurs me on to try even harder.

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  3. Hello Marc, these are such fantastic photos. Wow.
    Regards,
    Roos

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    1. Good to hear from you. Many thanks for your kind words.

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  4. I think you are in the wrong profession Marc.

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    1. Many thanks Mike, I will take that as a compliment.

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