American Rubyspot

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Allen Woodliffe

Thank-you Dave and Larry. I was quite pleased with it, including the background, which is the slow-moving water surface but well back and out of the depth of field.

Larry Erlendson

Wow, that is an awesome photo Allen. Great detail and just beautiful to look at.

Dave McLean

Very nice!

Damselflies are usually hard to identify, unless one has them in hand to study minute features. Fortunately some, such as this American Rubyspot, can be identified easily, as it is one of two species with a bright red rubyspot at the base of its wings. The other species, Smoky Rubyspot, is similar but much rarer. These two damselfly species are inhabitants of high quality, slow-moving rivers where there is vegetation overhanging the river edges.
Taken By
Allen Woodliffe
Taken On
September 11, 2015
'american rubyspot' 'damselfly' 'invertebrate' 'sydenham river'
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Focal: 400
  • Shutter speed: 0.0025 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 11
  • ISO: 1600

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