Monday, May 2, 2016

The Difference Size Makes

Issues: Size and focus.
To wit: Lancet Clubtail, featured yesterday, measures about 43mm (1.69 inches). Double-striped Bluet, the smallest bluet, measures between 21 (.826 inches) and 28mm (1.10 inches). Note that these numbers relate to length only. Girth is a whole other issue entirely.
Double-striped Bluet
less problematic was this newly emerged female Variable Dancer (29-35mm)
even less problematic was this mating pair of Skippers (wingspan open at about 1.25 to 1.625 inches)
Problem: Finding a tiny damselfly in the EVF or on the screen, focusing on it, and taking a decent photo.

Solution: Practice at home with a straight pin.

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