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Blue-tailed Damselfly

I returned to the Iris patch where I spotted the mating damselflies with my new Canon 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM EF-Mount Lens.

Blue-tailed Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly

A few Blue-tailed Damselflies used the broad leaves of the Iris plants as perches.

Blue-tailed Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly, With a Snack

This fellow also used it as a lunch spot.

Blue-tailed Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly

April 13, 2021
Middleton Place, Charleston, SC

Canon 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM

Mating Damselflies, On Iris, 2

I’ve developed a few more images from April 5, the amazing Damselfly dance.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

I know tall images don’t always display well in Word Press, but I did like this with the iris in the background.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

I did sit on the ground a couple of times, but concern about ants and alligators kept me from lingering with the low view.

Mating Damselflies on Iris
Mating Damselflies on Iris

Mating Damselflies, On Iris  Part 1

Mating Damselflies, On Iris

Before I could get a bloom of one of these iris  in focus I recognized movement over the water as being dragonfly-like. Knowing the flowers would wait I turned my attention to what turned out to be damselflies.

Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud
Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud

At least a dozen pairs of mating Damselflies in several colors lit in the iris patch. They were quite small; I may have over sharpened these images. I have more and will try something different.

Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud
Mating Damselflies on Iris Bud

Damselfly In Grass

I recently spotted this Damselfly while walking a dike along the Ashley River and it stayed still once it found a perch, long enough for me to try manual focusing.

Damselfly
Damselfly

I’m also trying out Topaz Lab’s Sharpen AI software and am pretty amazed with the additional detail it pulled out around the damselfly’s head and along the wings, without looking overcooked.

Damselfly
Damselfly