Face To Face With A Damselfly

By | October 26, 2020

This Damselfly let me get down in the sand with it to get this photo. I was using a macro lens instead of my long zoom lens. So I had to get closer. I took this photo the end of October so the cool weather may have had a lot to do with me getting close. Insects are cold-blooded so their body temperature is like that of their surroundings. Cold temps slows body functions down.

Face To Face With Damselfly
Face To Face With Damselfly

How I Got The Photo: Face To Face With A Damselfly

As mentioned above, I got low in the sand while hand-holding my camera to get this photo of the Damselfly.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 Macro


  • Location: Fort Chaffee (Arkansas)
  • Date Taken: October 26, 2008
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/125 sec.
  • ISO: 400
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 100 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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