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Old 3rd June 2015
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Damselflies

atleast I think they are ? Not dragons are they ?

got a bit frustrated taking them as they're small creatures so the lenses hunted a bit at times and also missed focus a bit. Try, try and try again..

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i see you seeing me by damianmkv, on Flickr

and jiggy time with the 60mm

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Re: Damselflies

fabulous shots, fine detail, just takes a lot of practice to shoot macro, I have missed quite a lot myself. well done.
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Re: Damselflies

I can't identify the first. The second is a male Beautiful Damoiselle. The third are Large Reds... All are damselflies.

Nice shots too
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Re: Damselflies

Great - thanks for the IDs Brian
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Re: Damselflies

Very nice images. The second is a male Banded Demoiselle and I think the first might be the female of the same species. I am not sure about the third but I think Brian is probably right.

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Re: Damselflies

Nice captures, particularly the last with the 60mm.

The last are Large Red Damselflies.

Damselflies tend to sit with their wings folded in, like those in your pics, whilst Dragonflies sit with their wings spread.

However, there's always an exception to any rule as the Willow Emerald Damselfly sits with its wings spread like a Dragonfly.

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Re: Damselflies

Thanks Dave - I'll try and remember that
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Re: Damselflies

Nice shots Damian
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Re: Damselflies

Really like #2 and #3. Very good captures.
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Re: Damselflies

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Very nice images. The second is a male Banded Demoiselle and I think the first might be the female of the same species. I am not sure about the third but I think Brian is probably right.

Ron
Ron beat me to it, the wing stripe is quite distinctive (but only seen in the males).
If the first isn't a banded demoiselle female then my best guess would be the beautiful demoiselle female, IIRC both are fairly similar, though I'm far from an expert.

In any event the shots are beautiful, particularly the first two with those lovely metallic bodies.
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Re: Damselflies

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Ron beat me to it, the wing stripe is quite distinctive (but only seen in the males).
If the first isn't a banded demoiselle female then my best guess would be the beautiful demoiselle female, IIRC both are fairly similar, though I'm far from an expert.

In any event the shots are beautiful, particularly the first two with those lovely metallic bodies.
I understand that the habitats of the banded and beautiful demoiselles are quite distinct. The bandeds like a muddy river bottom whereas the beautifuls prefer clean gravel. So I suggest that if you find a male banded, the females you find will also be banded.

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Re: Damselflies

Found this lady today

libellula depressa by damianmkv, on Flickr
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Found this lady today
Lovely - a cracking shot. Looks like a female broad-bodied chaser to me.
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