Wet Insect Photography

Like butterflies and moths, dragonflies and damselflies are kind of similar but also kind of not. Damselflies are usually smaller and not as fast as dragonflies. Dragonflies are among the fastest insects on earth and when they’re not flying their wings are held out and perpendicular to their body, whereas damselflies keep their wings held along and parallel to their body.

And the eyes of most dragonflies touch whereas the¬†damselfly’s are apart.¬†Neither can walk well. They both like to eat flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects and can eat many times their weight in mosquitoes on a good day.

Close-up photo of a dragonfly's face covered in dew
Dewdrops on DragonFly – photo by Ondrej Pakan, Slovakia
Photograph of a dew-covered fly showing off its vivid colours
Fly covered in Dew – photo by Martin Amm
Red Veined Darter Dragonfly covered in drops of dew showing off its colours
Red Veined Darter covered in dew – photo by Martin Amm
Closeup picture of a dragonfly's face covered in dew
Dragonfly Portrait with Dew – photo by Martin Amm
Close-up photo of an Emerald Damselfly's face covered in dewdrops
Emerald Damselfly – photo by Martin Amm
Southern Emerald Damselfly covered in dew
Southern Emerald Damselfly Close Up – photo by Martin Amm
Red Veined Darter covered in dew
Red Veined Darter covered in dew – photo by Martin Amm
Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly on a stalk of grass
Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly – photo by Martin Amm

via Inspiration Green, photos by Martin Amm


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