Broad Bodied Chaser


prsjnb

Link Posted 01/06/2020 - 17:05
prsjnb wrote:
Wonderful, Chris. Great colour, detail and devoid of the blown, highlights resulting from the combination of water and sunlight that often blight pictures of this type

I have watched and photographed dragonflies engaged in similar activity, but rarely with the degree of success seen here

Jon

Inspired by your prowess and success, Chris, here are some shots of an hugely obliging female Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) engaged in egg-laying at The Water Garden, Hinton Parva (link).










All captured using an handheld K5 with SMC Pentax-FA* 200mm F2.8 ED [IF] and Kenko Teleplus 1.4X PZ-AF MC4 DG TC. From camera JPEGs with NR and levels-adjustment but no additional sharpening.

C&C welcome.

Jon

Chrism8

Link Posted 01/06/2020 - 17:22
Very nicely caught Jon, the middle shot is superb, there not in flight thou LOL
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

prsjnb

Link Posted 01/06/2020 - 17:55
Chrism8 wrote:
Very nicely caught Jon, the middle shot is superb, there not in flight thou LOL

Harsh Chris, very harsh!

Evidently I was mistaken in believing that you would have good grace and courtesy to overlook this minor detail
Last Edited by prsjnb on 01/06/2020 - 17:56

Chrism8

Link Posted 01/06/2020 - 19:09
Just encouraging you to stretch yourself a tad more
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

HarisF1

Link Posted 01/06/2020 - 22:19


Awesome shots, I'd be extremely proud of any one of those.
All the gear with no idea

Sry

Link Posted 04/06/2020 - 20:43
Thanks for the show, both of you - these are quite some captures.
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