Butterflies, Moths and Assorted Insects...

lion rock

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Jan 1, 2013
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Helmi2010,
WOW!
How wonderful with Dragons in Flight!!!
Super.
-r

Helmi2010 said:
Hi,

Some pictures from the last years:

Aeshna cyanea, Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer, Southern hawker:

Aeshna mixta, Herbst-Mosaikjungfer, Migrant hawker:

Anax imperator, Grosse Königslibelle, Blue emperor:

Orthetrum cancellatum, Grosser Blaupfeil, Black-tailed skimmer

Anax imperator, Grosse Königslibelle, Blue emperor:

Best regards

Helmut
 

cazza132

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Apr 22, 2014
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Helmi2010, dude you should work for NASA! The way you have captured those dragonflies is nothing short of stunning! You are showing how their wings work. One challenge - arms/legs scoop prey shot. One in a million. If you nail that, it will be nature shot of the year! Love your work!

Helmi2010 said:
Hi,

Some pictures from the last years:

Aeshna cyanea, Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer, Southern hawker:

Aeshna by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr
Helmi2010, dude you should work for NASA! The way you have captured those dragonflies is nothing short of stunning! You are showing how their wings work. One challenge - arms/legs scoop prey shot. One in a million. If you nail that, it will be nature shot of the year! Love your work!
Aeshna cyanea by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Aeshna mixta, Herbst-Mosaikjungfer, Migrant hawker:

Aeshna mixta by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr
Anax imperator, Grosse Königslibelle, Blue emperor:

_41I0237 by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Orthetrum cancellatum, Grosser Blaupfeil, Black-tailed skimmer

_MG_8015 by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Anax imperator, Grosse Königslibelle, Blue emperor:

_MG_1546_Anax imperator by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Best regards

Helmut
 

Click

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Jul 29, 2012
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snappy604 said:
Those dragonflies in flight are fantastic! How do you time / do them? I can never get enough light/depth of field or timing!
Nice series. :)
 

JBSF

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Dec 19, 2014
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Helmi2010 said:
Hi,
Some pictures from the last years:
Helmi,

I've followed your photos for a few years. My favorite is "_MG_8237_Anax imperator," an astounding shot of a perched specimen taken with the 7D and 180mm macro. I have sent links to your Flickr pages to several nature photographers I know many times. Your work is superb.

One of the reasons I have sent links is to show people what can be done with the Canon 7D, which many people view as horribly dated and incapable of good images. It is still a supremely capable camera, and your work proves it.

Thanks again for sharing your photos.
 

dpc

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Dec 11, 2013
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Helmi2010 said:
Hi,

Some pictures from the last years:

Aeshna cyanea, Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer, Southern hawker:

Aeshna by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Aeshna cyanea by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Aeshna mixta, Herbst-Mosaikjungfer, Migrant hawker:

Aeshna mixta by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr
Anax imperator, Grosse Königslibelle, Blue emperor:

_41I0237 by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Orthetrum cancellatum, Grosser Blaupfeil, Black-tailed skimmer

_MG_8015 by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Anax imperator, Grosse Königslibelle, Blue emperor:

_MG_1546_Anax imperator by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

Best regards

Helmut

Fabulous pictures! :)
 

clbayley

EOS 80D
Aug 28, 2016
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Butterfly moth! I have seen these a few times over the years and have always wanted to take a pic! It was in the dark and I couldn't up the shutter enough...

First time I saw one, I really did think it was a 1" hummingbird.

EDIT: Thanks for pointing that out, Lion Rock...dumb typo in all the excitement. It is indeed a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth.
 

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lion rock

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Alternatively, also called "hummingbird hawk-moth."
Good photo!
-r

clbayley said:
Butterfly moth! I have seen these a few times over the years and have always wanted to take a pic! It was in the dark and I couldn't up the shutter enough...

First time I saw one, I really did think it was a 1" hummingbird.