Dragons and Damsels


Blythman

Link Posted 10/07/2016 - 11:40
Planned on photographing the grebes again this morning. But now that the last egg has hatched, they were a long way off in the middle of the lake.

So, a quick diversion to try for dragonflies. I didn't have a macro lens with me but thought I'd manage with the DA300 and 1.4xTC. This worked well on the K-1. There was some vignetting, but I new I'd probably be cropping anyway. The only time I regretted not having a macro lens was when I managed to get a dragonfly on my finger.


Damselfly by Alan Wennington, on Flickr


Damselfly by Alan Wennington, on Flickr


Common Darter by Alan Wennington, on Flickr


Common Darter by Alan Wennington, on Flickr


Common Darter by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
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K10D

Link Posted 10/07/2016 - 12:53
Oddly enough, Aliens was on TV last night. Mrs K10D has just looked at these Alan and said "bl**dy hell, how does he keep doing this?"

I smiled and said "it's a passion thing mixed with skill".

Best regards

gtis

Link Posted 10/07/2016 - 14:27
All excellent Alan
But number 4 far the best
cheers Neil
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redbusa99

Link Posted 10/07/2016 - 19:49
excellent as ever Alan, i would pick 2 as those little greens can be a nightmare to see let alone photograph
odd lens or 2

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 10/07/2016 - 22:36
Another fine set...

Best
Bill

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Daronl

Link Posted 10/07/2016 - 23:04
Grat set, great captures and No4 is my favourite too

Regards
Daronl

bforbes

Link Posted 10/07/2016 - 23:54
I like #1 but then I'm an awkward sod
Barrie
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08tiger

Link Posted 11/07/2016 - 06:21
Lovely set, that DA 300 certainly has the goods.
C&C welcome.
Don.

Blythman

Link Posted 11/07/2016 - 07:41
Thanks guys. Much appreciated. At one point I had a dragonfly on my finger. Unfortunately, I didn't have a lens that could focus close enough, and I'd forgotten my phone.

Its good when people can't agree on a favourite. It suggests there's more than one canny shot among them
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Last Edited by Blythman on 11/07/2016 - 07:42

davidstorm

Link Posted 11/07/2016 - 22:36
Theyre all good Alan, like Neil I would also go for number 4, but number 2 is also very nice.

Regards
David
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NeilP

Link Posted 13/07/2016 - 08:27
Lovely set, the DA*300mm on its own is great for the larger dragons.

In case you are after IDs:
1. Common blue damselfly
2. (common) Emerald damselfly
3, 4, 5. Ruddy darter
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carmagw

Link Posted 13/07/2016 - 10:10
Nice set, No 2 & 3 for me.

Regards

George

Blythman

Link Posted 13/07/2016 - 19:09
Thanks Davis, Neil and George. Much appreciated. Neil, I think the dragon is a female common darter. The ruddy has all black legs, while the common has a yellow stripe
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NeilP

Link Posted 14/07/2016 - 08:36
Blythman wrote:
Thanks Davis, Neil and George. Much appreciated. Neil, I think the dragon is a female common darter. The ruddy has all black legs, while the common has a yellow stripe

yes you are right, couldnt see the yellow stripe on my phone!
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