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1 sept. 2014

Damselflies at Dawn

Common Blue Damselfly

Enallagma cyathigerum

Its been a while since I last posted for which I apologise but I have been so busy with the dragonflies this year, that I have struggled to keep on top of it with so many photos taken. I shall post some of my other photos in due course but I thought I would start with some particular favourites of mine. A few weeks ago when I was out early looking for damselflies I noticed as I was looking at some Common Blue Damselflies that the sun was rising behind them and this gave me an idea. I set about arriving the next few mornings quite early before sunrise and trying to locate some damselflies at rest and with the aid of a tripod I was able to get into a good position and await the sun. Just before sunrise the sky would turn a brilliant red/orange and with the damselfly in place I was treated to a superb few minutes photography as the sun rose in the distance.

Common Blue Damselfly at Dawn

The results were very pleasing indeed and I returned on the next few available mornings when the skies were clear. I was really surprised how much the damselflies head resembled a human shape and with the added droplets of water, I think they are some of my better shots, I even got one done on a canvas and its now on my wall at home. 

Common Blue Damselfly at Dawn

Marc Heath

7 commentaires:

  1. Magnificent, Marc! This series returns us 300 million years behind, sights of another world... These magnificent pictures are realized with a tripod, of course, but, out of curiosity, what exposure time? And no wind, I suppose? The drops of water are brilliant! Greetings, M.

  2. Bonjour,

    Le mois d'août est terminé, les vacances également... En ce qui me concerne, il est temps de reprendre mes habitudes... Je suis heureuse de vous retrouver et d'ouvrir à nouveau la porte de votre univers et d'y découvrir de nouveaux trésors. Très joli billet !

    Gros bisous ♡

  3. Bravo, c'est très réussi !

  4. WOW!
    This I have never tried!
    All the shots are are fabulous, I wouldn't know which to chose as my favorite! :)
    Many thanks for sharing this post with us and... looking forward to see more from UK!!

  5. PS:
    Like Morikan, I am curious to know what your settings were....

    1. The settings used to get these shots were: AV mode, F8, 1/800th sec, -1/3 exposure. I would like to think I can get some more before the season finishes, preferably with lots of dew on them.

  6. Many thanks Marc.
    I can't obtain these shot around my lake, it is enclosed low in hills and the sun is too high when it shines on the site.


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