Azure Damselfly

My first attempt at photographing a dragonfly, not my best work but I am pretty impressed with the end result nevertheless. As you can imagine they are quite difficult to photograph as they don’t stay in one place for more than a few seconds at any one time, so a lot of patience was required. They are also quite small and with how quick they move sometimes finding where it had moved to and re-focusing was a challenge in itself.

This dragonfly was a complete chance encounter while out for another one of my photo walks. Not actually sure if I have ever encountered a dragonfly before let alone try to photograph one. I believe that this specimen is a Azure Damselfly. I feel very lucky to have been able to witness this fellow so close up.

5 Comments on “Azure Damselfly

  1. Gorgeous colour! I know how hard it is to photograph dragon flies and I think in your final photo in particular you have captured this one beautifully 🙂

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    • Thank you for your kind comment. I haven’t spotted anymore since. Would love the opportunity to photograph more of them. They are definitely interesting little creatures.

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      • I managed to get some decent photos of some red ones at a nature reserve on the Somerset Levels a few weeks ago, as for some reason they were all attracted to a fence and were resting on it 🙂

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    • Thanks, I’m still quite proud of these shots. They are not the easiest of creatures to photograph but well worth the time & patience.

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