One of my favourite in the field macro challenges is to get up close and personal with Damseflies, so I can take portrait images of them. These shots are all above lifesize, and for these portrait shots I use my Canon 1-5x magnification lens.
I was fortunate to get these final 5 image in August this year – especially minding how hot the summer was, making them much less restful until late in the days. ( I don’t do early mornings!).
I found this red-eyed damselfly in some shade – by a stream. It looks fairly freshly emerged to me. And it stayed around long enough, not just for a portrait shot – but for a stacked one too!
The other species that I managed to find in August – and get to pose – was the more abundant Common Blue.
These three shots are of a female and male. The male having the much less camouflaged blue to it.
All images taken on Canon 5D mark IV with flash from a Youngnuo twin flash ( diffused).