Immature female Red-Eyed Damselfly: most of the yellow colouring will turn blue when she becomes an adult.
The species is a small damselfly, predominantly black with iridescent blue markings. Its large, spaced eyes are a deep red.
In the Netherlands a very common damselfly species.
Purmerrietland, Noord Holland.
Camera: Canon 7D with a Sigma 150 mm macro lens


female, damselfly, red eyed


  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeover 4 years ago

    Don’t forget to add it to the June Avatar Challenge!

    Only one work can be entered for each challenge.

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Perfect everything Hawker. Nick:))

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 4 years ago

    Very nicely focused with just the right amount of dof and exposure! Lovely lighting and very much enjoyed the information your provided as well! : )

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellover 3 years ago

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago


    July 3, 2011 in the Against the Green Collection!

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 3 years ago

    Awesome macro, congratulations!!!!

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