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Author: Will Nicholls
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Damselflies are some of the most fascinating insects out there if you ask me. Especially in terms of their looks, where it looks like they have been almost randomly assembled. For instance, they have slender, agile and elegant bodies, in contrast to highly exaggerated, although highly effective for their purpose, eyes. I encountered this individual (Coenagrion sp.) and many more on a stroll in the nearby woods one day after work. There were several just sitting still like this one, and I assume they had emerged from their last nymphal skin not long before. This is a single shot, shot handheld with manual focus. Apart from the bright flash it was not disturbed in any way.
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