Golden dartlet – Ischnura Aurora

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This is one of the several damselflies I photographed during my stay at my uncle’s a few months ago. It’s a male Golden dartlet, scientific name – Ischnura Aurora (although it will probably change soon) as documented on the wikipedia page. It really was a pain digging up the name from the Internet. For documentation purposes, I’ve licensed in under the creative commons attribution share alike 3.0 license. It is also available in Wikimedia commons. This damselfly is found mostly along ponds, which was the case in the backyard. One thing I will say again as I said in the dragon knight, is that these are really hard to shoot. They DO NOT like to sit still.

Exposure f/2.7 5 sec
ISO 400
Date taken 2010:07:07
Camera Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
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  1. Thank you everyone. 🙂

    @don That was just for 4 or 5 seconds.. I'm lucky I got this shot.. 🙂

    @Martina I tried for a way shallower DOF, but if it's not SLR, one really has to let go of some demands.. 🙂

    @Gattina I try to see the beauty in the ugliness if you know what I mean.. 🙂

  2. But wow, you did manage to get it, and get it beautifully!
    This is a fantastic macro!!
    The detail and colors are just perfection.
    Amazing work!

  3. Those colors are awesome. I know from experience how hard they are to photograph. I think you did an excellent job!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is wonderful!

  4. This is an excellent macro and thanks for taking the time to capture it and also for the information on the Golden Dartlet. You have great DOF with the pods as a background…….peter:)

    BTW thank you for your recent visit and i am pleased that i came to your site.

  5. Awesome macro!
    And great job digging up the Info 🙂

    Yes, they are a pain to shoot, but I always felt they are easier to catch than Dragonflies – at least the red ones. The red ones NEVER sit still 🙂

  6. Very beautiful and colorful capture of an illusive beast! I've tried a number of times with damselflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds, and had minimal luck. Like you said, they do not sit in one place long (especially with a camera moving toward them).

  7. You have captures the beautiful colours in the damselflies – and I know….they doesn't make it easy to for you….moving around all the time.

    I like the composition – the beautiful line of the brown "leaf" lined up with the damselflie(sorry for my english).

    Not sure about the little bright part in the middle bottom of the picture…my eyes move in that direction when I look at the picture…but that's me 😉

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