A damselfly in natural light

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My ambient light bug portraits are nowhere near as good as those by the amazing Rick Lieder. But I’m working on it. Here’s a coenagrionid damselfly:


photo details: Canon EOS 7D camera
Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens
ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/800 sec

5 thoughts on “A damselfly in natural light”

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  2. Crystal Ernst

    Very pretty. I love the delicate feel of both the plant and the damsel. I understand your ambient-lighting woes…being without a flash unit, I’m completely restricted to ambient light for my own photographs, and it definitely is challenging at times.

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