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Photo#43589
Cherry Bluet - Enallagma concisum - male

Cherry Bluet - Enallagma concisum - Male
Eglin Air Force Base, Anderson Pond at ERR 231, Okaloosa County, Florida, USA
April 9, 2004
Size: 31.5 mm.
Dorsal view. Tony Thomas has suggested that we add a link to our photo site which contains high resolution images.
Go to http://public.fotki.com/gstrick3/. Open album #3 and this species may be found on page 4. Tip: For maximum resolution, click on "get original uploaded photo" beneath the initial image. Check "Welcome" in the sidebar on our site for useful info.

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Wow...
These are some really great shots! What equipment do you use?

 
Equipment
Hi Chris,

Your fine images suggest that you have solved the photo equipment problem. The detailed closeups of genitalia were made with a reversed very old 55 mm. Nikon macro lens on bellows. The face images were made with a 105 mm. Sigma macro lens with or without bellows, depending on the size of the creature. The camera is a Nikon D70. The full body lateral and dorsal images are made with an Epson flatbed scanner. Damselflies are usually scanned at 1200dpi and Dragonflies at 400-800dpi. For further info check the above link.
Thanks for your kind words about our images.

Gayle (Gayle & Jeanell Strickland)

 
Equipment
Thanks for the compliment about my photos! I should try using a scanner. I have never really had much luck getting dragonflies or damselflies against a white background. Oh, and welcome to Bugguide!
I checked out the link above and was astounded by the number of your wonderful photos!

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