Nice! Are you using a macro lens for these images, or a telephoto?
I am pretty sure all of these were taken with the EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II telephoto lens. One or two might have been taken with my 100-400mm lens…I would have to check. It is possible I haven’t uploaded any of the ones taken with my 100-400mm, though…it just doesn’t create that wonderful boke like the 300mm does.
Really nice photos, you really captured them well:)
Thank you, Jo. 🙂
Wonderful views of these tiny beauties!
Thanks! Some of them aren’t so tiny. The yellow/tan one was one of the largest damselflys I’d ever seen, and at first I thought it was a dragonfly.
Is it the color that makes them different from the dragonflys?
The difference is how they hold their wings when perched. Damselflys generally hold them along parallel the length of their body. Dragonflys always hold them perpendicular to their body. Other than that, they are part of the same order, Odonata. Damselflys are not incapable of holding their wings out, however usually when they do, they are still not perpendicular to the body like a dragonflys. As for color, both come in a pretty wide variety, both of body and wing coloration.
Thanks, Jane! 🙂
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