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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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Re: DragonFly Series
« 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 #66 on: August 22, 2014, 07:26:21 PM »
Wish I could get eyes looking like the previous shots!  But those are macro and stationary so I guess I should be happy with this.  I set out for birds and there were none so .....

These guys are about 1 1/4" long and so fast it takes a lot of luck.  6D 300X2 F8 1600th ISO 1600

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« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2014, 07:26:21 PM »

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2014, 08:52:28 PM »
A couple of old ones from me taken with a Canon 60D and 24-105.
It's interesting to see that the head is like a helmet sitting on a thin neck.

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #68 on: August 23, 2014, 12:02:18 AM »
Hi to all, I'm a long time watcher /reader of Canon Rumors.  I do mainly nature photography. I got an MP-e65mmMacro last year, for lighting I use a single 430EX in the hotshoe and a home made reflector/diffuser to get the light where it is needed and in an appropiate condition. The dragonfly shot below was taken early morning when all good insects are still at rest between 1 and2X lifesize. I use a 5D3 settings with this lens and flash are 1/200th@f11 ISO125, the flash is also in manual mode on 1/8th power. My first attempts at posting here so hopefully happens :) regards Trevor

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #69 on: August 23, 2014, 12:38:56 AM »
Canon 1Dmk4 100mm F2.8L macro 580exII flash off camera cable

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #70 on: August 23, 2014, 06:52:56 AM »
Caught this one eating a fly.

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And the following 2, cathing some rest

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5D3 with 100 2.8L, ISO800, 1/500, f/5.6, handheld, natural light
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2014, 08:17:20 AM »
Hi,

The summer here is quite bad, 8° Celsius in the morning, rainy and windy... But sometimes i'm able to catch some Dragonflies.

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_MG_2850_Aeshna cyanea von HelmiGloor auf Flickr

70D, Sigma 150 + Kenko tc, F 6.3, Iso 400, 1/640 Sec.

_MG_2875_Aeshna cyanea von HelmiGloor auf Flickr

70D, Sigma 150mm, F11, Iso 320, 1/15 Sec.

_MG_3157_Kleines Granatauge von HelmiGloor auf Flickr

70D, Sigma 150mm, F 4.5, Iso 320, 1/640 Sec

_MG_3056 von HelmiGloor auf Flickr

70D, Sigma 150mm, F14, Iso 320, 0.4 Sec.

_MG_2699 von HelmiGloor auf Flickr

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #72 on: August 23, 2014, 04:47:49 PM »
Hi,

The summer here is quite bad, 8° Celsius in the morning, rainy and windy... But sometimes i'm able to catch some Dragonflies.

Best regards 

Helmut
Very nice.  Judging from your Flickr account summer doesn't look too bad for dragonflies.
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2014, 04:54:32 PM »
Very nice series.  Well done,  Helmi2010.

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #74 on: August 24, 2014, 02:46:00 PM »
Great series Helmi! (also on your Flickr) I have tried to get some in flight shots myself, but that ain't easy for sure! During my attempts they were so fast (with changing direction) that I could not even get them in my viewfiender, let alone get them in focus! Any tips you may have?
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #74 on: August 24, 2014, 02:46:00 PM »