This damselfly is living inside the forest. I spent quite some time to shoot it. It's very sensitive to light. Once the flash fire, it would just jumping up and fly away, a very unusual behavior in Damselfly. So I have to fully depend on ambient light. However, I noticed that direct sunlight will also obviously affect its nature colour. Luckily at this moment, it was perch on an undergrowth leaf that just nice to be lightened up by some gentle sunlight from nearby penetrating through the forest... Compared these two photos you will find the blue wing only occur on the first one as a result of iridescence.
FL 180mm, 1/4sec-F/13, ISO 640, MLU, Manual, no flash, tripod, Chestnut Path, Singapore, 28 June 2008.
FL 180mm, 1/2.5sec-F/13, ISO 640, Manual, no flash, tripod, Chestnut Path, Singapore, 28 June 2008.