Sarita Yeola  

Blue Damselfly by Sarita Yeola

October 2019 - Blue Damselfly

About the Image(s)

lue Damselfly: Nikon D500 ISO 800, 1/1000, f/6.3, 300mm
I went to the pond by my house to take pictures of green heron but ended up taking a picture of this colorful damselfly. Since these damselflies are flying at high speeds it was interesting to see this one giving me a pose. Only when I did some research and looked at all my pictures I realized this was a mating ritual.

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7 comments posted

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
On my screen the damselfly focus is closer to the front wing than the eye. If that is what you intended toto see the wing texture than the photo is good. If not, you need to focus on the head. part of the tail has no detail.   Posted: 10/06/2019 22:17:11

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
my screen shows the head is out of focus also. The head would have more detail then the wings and should make the Damselfly stand out a little more. In general it's a nice image.   Posted: 10/07/2019 14:25:20

Holly Moore   Holly Moore

I like the placement of your subject and the background is soft and non-distracting. I too would like to see a sharper head on the damselfly.   Posted: 10/07/2019 23:05:48

Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
Nice image and have to agree with others regarding the focus not directed to the head of the Damselfly.   Posted: 10/11/2019 17:20:37

Sarah Bernstein   Sarah Bernstein
Nice background and placement of subject. I frequently try to capture these things and they do not light long enough to think about my focus pt. I have to set the focus to the entire screen on my Olympus.   Posted: 10/13/2019 12:50:43

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I looked at your shutter speed and Fstop to try and guess why the photo is not sharp. I am guessing that your focus spot was way off.   Posted: 10/13/2019 15:35:32

It is an interesting pose as damselflies tend to be seen mostly with straight bodies. Yours is not a macro lens? Cos I find that when I use normal telephoto lenses for such small creatures, it's very hard to get the focus to the tiny head and eyes.   Posted: 10/15/2019 12:49:14