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The Blue Damselfly (or young Dragonfly?) by Cloudwhisperer67 The Blue Damselfly (or young Dragonfly?) by Cloudwhisperer67
The Blue Damselfly (or young Dragonfly?)
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Humdeedum233 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Definitely a damselfly.  A dragonfly nymphs lives under water and some species can even eat very small fish. Mature Dragonflies have these big eyes more up front and damselflies have these kinda hammerhead shark heads. Also, they tend to be skinny while dragonflies tend have these kinda V abdomens and thicker thoraxes. The biggest giveaway is usually the wings as they fold behind them kinda like a bird while dragonflies prefer to lay their wings kinda like a jet.

Hoped that helped! I love both dragonflies and damselflies and loved catching them by hand as a kid! Amazing you were able to get such a still shot, they sure are fast!
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UnrehearsedSplendour Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love how bright they are! :la:
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thx a lot :)
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UnrehearsedSplendour Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
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sweatangel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Know I'm confused nice photo However..
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am confused too :)
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sweatangel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I will guess it is a dragon fly..
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I should have asked this bug :)
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sweatangel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Next time..
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Steve-FraserUK Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
More than likely to be a damselfly as wings are folded back along abdomen, common trait, as dragonfly tends to sit with wings spread.
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:meditation: thx a lot :)
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Steve-FraserUK Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
You are welcome =)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Splendid photo ! :clap:
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
merci bien! :) :turbopoke: :turbopoke: :turbopoke:
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EllyCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
fantstic shot!
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thx I was lucky, this damselfly was quiet :)
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot! :)
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marilestrange Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! what a shiny blue!
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw another one today, more beautiful but i had not my camera with me argggg
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marilestrange Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
=/
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lenslady Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic shot! I just tried to take a pic of one of these yesterday but was very unsuccessful. LOL
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes you've to be very patient, quick and... lucky! :)
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DannyFields Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Artist
Whoa! That's really cool.
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot, I was lucky to be able to take a photo of this bug! :)
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DannyFields Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Artist
No prob. Yeah, you really were lucky! I see them zipping around all the time in our backyard. They never stand still long enough, it's like they're just blue streaks in the air.
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We have dragonflies in our backyard that look just like this! :D
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Kiss them for me :) hihi
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I will give them a kiss next time I see them ;) :D
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:bounce: hihihi :)
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Nieseln Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Common blue damselfly - Enallagma Cyathigerum :)
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Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :)
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