Damselfly: Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

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David Brown Photogra… on September 1, 2010

A lovely damsel fly with hairy legs Kevin and nice stigma.

I reckon its an Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) but could be owt really.

:o) jethro

Kevin Childress on September 1, 2010

Jethro, Thank you, kind sir. I concur with your findings on the name. How about those hairy legs? I was very pleased to get a photo sharp enough to see that detail!

David Brown Photogra… on September 1, 2010

No mate, those hairy legs just don't cut it compared to this one!


Not sure what the critter is though.

Kevin Childress on September 1, 2010

HAHAHAHA, Jethro!! Your's win by a mile!

Kirsty dowding on September 1, 2010

I'd be more scared of this than the spider, but had to comment because it's colour is nice. Jethro's looks like a little chrome fighting machine.

Kevin Childress on September 2, 2010

T's SB, are you joking??!! You wouldn't be frightened by an overgrown fly would you? At least you can hear the fly when it is near ... those creepy, crawly spiders can get on you without you ever knowing!

((Ospr3y)) on September 6, 2010

WOW. Wonderful macro!

Kevin Childress on September 6, 2010

Thanks, Liam! I feel very lucky to have gotten this ... they're quick buggers!

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  • Uploaded on August 31, 2010
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    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2010/08/29 15:20:06
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 39.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash