Golden dartlet – Ischnura Aurora Golden dartlet – Ischnura Aurora by Sudipto Sarkar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 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. EXIF Info Exposure f/2.7 5 sec ISO 400 Date taken 2010:07:07 15:15:02 Camera Canon PowerShot A1100 IS View Golden dartlet – Ischnura Aurora on flickr lightbox Spread the love Tweet Post navigation AngelicUnity 67 Comments That's an amazing macro! Composition and depth of field are excellent. Reply Look at all those different colors! It's a real beauty and deserves that fantastic name! Reply wow fabulous macro !!!! excellent ! Reply Stunning macro–beautiful detail and color! Kudos! Reply 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.. 🙂 Reply Superbly detailed, a frame that is both beautiful and amazing. Reply wow what a truly beautiful capture, absolutely stunning Reply perfect macro awesome in details really a great work Reply I'm glad you persisted until you got him to sit still long enough to get this fine close up. Beautiful image. Reply Amazing capture! Reply It's a beautiful macro shot, but a very ugly model at least for me 😉 ! Reply Wow. Great macro. Reply Ohhh very cool shot! So delicate! L♥ve the bokeh! =) Reply 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! Reply Splendid, with beautiful curve, superb photo! Reply A beautiful beast expertly captured! Reply Beautiful macro. Love the almost neon green. Wonderful detail in the wings. So many colours on this Damsel… Reply 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! Reply really nice colors, good job on capturing this insect. Reply Fabulous capture! I love the colors on it. Reply 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. Reply Beautiful colors and picture of this dragon fly. Reply A great macro capture with excellent detail. Such a unique find. Reply it's a wonderful macro Reply That is an absolute beauty. Reply Wow! this is a magnificent macro! Reply A handsome fellow … captured! Reply How did you convince it to stand still ? 🙂What a long body ! Great capture ! Reply Beautiful shot, really difficult to capture! Reply lovely macro!! Reply Very good.. and I was suprised to see that it was taken with a Canon Powershot. Very impressive. Reply Amazing capture and macro Reply Très belle netteté, jolie macro ! Reply Jolie macro ! Je te souhaite une agréable journéeJP Reply It is truly magnificent with beautiful colors. Splendid macro and DOF. Good day. Reply What a stunning image! I love the colours and DOF – a great macro! Reply Photo sensational! Nice effect, great color. Reply wonderful details, great macro ! Reply fantastic macro Reply Beautiful one! Reply très belle macro. Reply gorgeous insect, spectacular closeup! Reply Excellent detail and DoF! Reply You sir must have an abundance of patience and concentration. It takes lots of skill to make this photo! Reply Beautiful!! Reply This is such a cool bug! Reply Oh how I miss the dragonflies! Pretty! Reply Streamlined and aerodynamic! Reply 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 🙂 Reply fabuleux Agrion, merveille de la nature !!!!:) Reply great detail and colorshttp://krikis.aminus3.com Reply Very nice macro! Reply he's a beauty, awesome colors! great composition. Reply 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). Reply Superb macro shot. The details are quite impressive! Well done. Reply A superb shot ! Congratulations Reply Beautiful, I love it much. Excellent !! Reply fantastic shot! Reply Beautiful Macro! Love the detail. Reply Beautiful composition. The skillful use of DOF has made this a picture perfect image Reply Amazing picture, well done, i love it ! Reply 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 😉 Reply Beautiful shot ! Well done ! Reply With the DOF you made it amazing. Fine macro. Reply i like this macro. good shot. Reply Nice shot ! Reply wow look at the colours. impressive. greetings from bcn. http://www.kamjey.com Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.