Taken 17-Feb-11
Visitors 11


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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Insects
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Australia, Red & Blue Damsel, Wildlife, Xanthagrion erythroneurum
Photo Info

Dimensions4752 x 3168
Original file size1.55 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Feb-11 16:57
Date modified22-Feb-17 10:41
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 500D
Focal length210 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/16
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Xanthagrion erythroneurum

Xanthagrion erythroneurum

Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel)

IUCN Status: Not Assessed

This damselfly is found widely across all of Australia. They are normally extreme skittish and hard to photograph. This individual had just caught a small insect and sat for a while to eat it. That gave me just enough time to get set and take a few shots before he took off on the prowl again.