Teneral Damselfly Emerging From Pond

While I was photographing Dragonflies at the pond, I noticed this Damselfly emerging from the water. Over time it climbed all the way to the top of this pond plant and stayed there for hours. In the beginning it was very pale and void of color, the wings were like glass or crystal. After a few hours it started getting some more color with a little more red coming through. It seemed like it was not able to fly yet, but after 4-5 hours it took off with rather unsteady flight.

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Teneral Damselfly Climbing. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Kenko 36mm Extension Tube, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/8, 1/125 sec, -1.33 exposure compensation, ISO 800, Fill Flash w/ Canon 600 ex w/ Better Beamer Flash Extender @ -2 stops, just for a slight fill.

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Teneral Damselfly Climbing. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Kenko 36mm Extension Tube, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/8, 1/125 sec, -1.33 exposure compensation, ISO 800, Fill Flash w/ Canon 600 ex w/ Better Beamer Flash Extender @ -2 stops, just for a slight fill.

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Teneral Damselfly climbing. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Kenko 36mm Extension Tube, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/8, 1/125 sec, -1.33 exposure compensation, ISO 800, Fill Flash w/ Canon 600 ex w/ Better Beamer Flash Extender @ -2 stops, just for a slight fill.

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Teneral Damselfly at the top. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Kenko 36mm Extension Tube, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/8, 1/125 sec, -1.33 exposure compensation, ISO 800, Fill Flash w/ Canon 600 ex w/ Better Beamer Flash Extender @ -2 stops, just for a slight fill.

 

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Teneral after a few hours with more body color filling in. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS Lens, Kenko 36mm Extension Tube, Canon 1.4X Series III Teleconverter, f/8, 1/125 sec, -1.33 exposure compensation, ISO 800, Fill Flash w/ Canon 600 ex w/ Better Beamer Flash Extender @ -2 stops, just for a slight fill.

 

2 Comments on “Teneral Damselfly Emerging From Pond

    • Thanks for your comment! I probably have seen these over the years, but never knew what they were. Now that I know, I have been keeping an eye open for them.

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