Dragonflies and Damselflies

Aug 16, 2012
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The last dragonfly of the year for me here? The weather has turned freezing cold. This common data was warming itself in the sun this morning, but we are now in for a cold spell.
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Thanks Click. Nice shots Alan.
All dragonflies are gone since weeks ago, it's freezing cold tonight.. I'm dreaming about a trip to warmer latitudes but have a lot of work to finish first
Maybe we can revive the 'ice and snow' thread soon ;)
 
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Thanks Click
Focus is supposed to be on the eyes on any portrait photo.. but which one on a dragonfly in profile? The right, the left or the small third 'ocelli' eye in between? I think I got the latter :p
 
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Erik, I have had a request from one of my friends to accompany you next summer on your photo sessions.
Sure, I've heard that story before, -"we are only going to watch, nothing else" :cautious:
But on the other hand, I could stand loosing a few dragonflies if I had a Kingfisher nearby.. :p Beautiful picture!
Thanks for the comment Andy

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Can anyone explain why dragonflies can be seen taking a dip now and them? Is it in order to cool down, wash or eat insects in the water?
I have seen it happen a couple of times, no warning at all, suddenly the dragonfly splashes down into the water. The time available for focusing was practically zero :)

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While Erik has been freezing in Sweden, I have had some opportunities at 39o in Tanzania. Here is the first, taken with the 5DSR and 100-400mmm II.
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