Brad Douglas Photography | Insects | Austrolestes annulosus
Taken 7-Feb-13
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Keywords:(Blue, Austrolestes, Ringtail), annulosus
Photo Info

Dimensions5051 x 2526
Original file size2.57 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Feb-13 13:39
Date modified1-Mar-14 00:20
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length210 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/22
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Austrolestes annulosus

Austrolestes annulosus

Austrolestes annulosus (Blue Ringtail)

Status: not assessed.

Damselflies and Drgonflies both come under the order "Odonata". Generaly you can tell them appart by:
  1. The eyes. Dragon fly eyes generally cone togerther and meet in the center of their heads. You can see this in the close up profiles in my dragonfly shots.
  2. The way they hold their wings. Drgonflies (typically) hold their wings on a flat horizontal plane when perched. Damsels (typically) hold their wing in a vertical plane when perched. There are exceptions to both.

Once you see it you'll quickly be able to tell them apart. My little fella could before he was three.