Close-up of the blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans). This particular insect was very tolerant of my macro lens hovering about 5 inches away!

14 comments so far...

Fenja June 26, 2009, 02:50 AM
Maybe it's a female? ;-)
StevieB June 26, 2009, 08:12 AM
Could be! :))
Euzkerika Orozco June 26, 2009, 10:13 AM
It is a gorgeous animal.. and a great shot!! :))
Paulo Brabo Team 23 June 26, 2009, 12:15 PM
Lol@maybe it's a female. Love those eyes, by the way.
StevieB June 26, 2009, 12:27 PM
Thanks, Paulo and Euz! What I think is weird looking is the wizened brown neck which looks like an old sock to me!
Volker June 26, 2009, 07:07 PM
Great macro, Stevie! Your macro-lens is the one with image stabilization, right? Lucky guy! :-)

BTW: I don't think it's a female. There are hairs on the chest! ;-)

Gergana Vasileva June 26, 2009, 07:32 PM
Not hairs on the chest, that's her special dress :)

Gorgeous macro, Stevie! You are lucky, indeed! These animals rarely stay so still - definitely lady ;)))

StevieB June 26, 2009, 07:54 PM
Thank you Volker and Gergana! Actually, from a strictly biological perspective this is very much a male!

Yes, Volker, this is the VR lens, and I needed it here!

HasseN Norling July 01, 2009, 05:53 PM
Great picture!
StevieB July 01, 2009, 07:46 PM
Thanks, Hassen!
anita July 07, 2009, 09:47 AM
Brilliant , dear Stevie :)))
StevieB July 07, 2009, 09:59 AM
Thank you, Anita!
dhania July 07, 2009, 10:32 AM
cool nice colours.
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