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Vossie

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2014, 05:45:50 AM »
Not a perfect photo, but I hope its interesting.
Found this guy flapping around near my pond, he couldn't fly properly, he'd keep tipping upside down
and flap around on the ground. So I took him indoors to save him from the birds. Although I tried to feed him he died the next day.  Just wonder if he was "born" that way or if a bird got him?

CHeers BRian

His eyes look deflated :o
What and how did you try to feed him?
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2014, 05:49:25 AM »
Great shots ALL!!!  These are from last weekend.  7D 300L f4 w/1.4 III extender
You may want to work a bit on the blown out highlights and the purple/pink fringing (especially on the wings in no 2). Many of the dragonfly pics in this thread have blown out highlights in the eye or the wings. This is always a challenge with these creatures.
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2014, 10:44:05 AM »
Not a perfect photo, but I hope its interesting.
Found this guy flapping around near my pond, he couldn't fly properly, he'd keep tipping upside down
and flap around on the ground. So I took him indoors to save him from the birds. Although I tried to feed him he died the next day.  Just wonder if he was "born" that way or if a bird got him?

CHeers BRian

His eyes look deflated :o
What and how did you try to feed him?
Yes they do, normally I would have guessed that the eyes were full of something, but having seen this I assume
that they are just a mass of optic cells on some kind of carrier structure, and that got pushed in somehow.
We tried to give him small mealyworms. Put them down in front of him, but I guess he couldn't see them.

Cheers Brian







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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2014, 10:12:55 PM »
Not all dragonflies (and damselflies) live happily ever after.  Photo taken with Canon 5Diii, 180 f3.5 L Macro, ISO 200, f7.1 @ 1/160, assisted by Canon 600EX-RT speed light.

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« Reply #64 on: July 16, 2014, 10:25:42 PM »
Great capture. Well done Steven.

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2014, 01:40:04 PM »
I caught these guys while doing a landscape rekey, used the 24-105L handheld so sorry for focus issues (compared to the shots on this awesome thread), but thought I'd share, these are from Dubai.
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2014, 01:40:04 PM »