Damselflies do it (Two Photographs)

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The male damselfly hangs onto the female until the eggs are laid in open water. When mating their bodies form a heart shape. Damselflies are one of the curiosities of the forest, savage hunters and incredibly flexible in flight. You can tell newcomers to the forest, as they seem to shy away from these creatures while children can stand transfixed by their antics (just like me). In earlier posts I have spoken about photographing them and my use of flash (which creates highlights, but helps light the subject and use faster shutter speeds). You can avoid using a flash in bright sunlight if the overall definition of the insects stands out and the shadows are good. Going between flash and no flash requires a number of changes that take time and might risk missing good shots so I use flash more often than not.

Damselflies

 

8 responses

  1. Thats great picture..

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    February 5, 2016 at 3:12 am

  2. So amazing their bodies form a heart shape!

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    February 5, 2016 at 4:28 am

  3. Perfect shot for Valentine’s Day! 🙂 I love damselflies, beautiful and fascinating, they eat mosquitoes!

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    February 5, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  4. gorgeous capture

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    February 6, 2016 at 4:19 am

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