DragonFly Series

Helmi2010

I'm New Here
Mar 28, 2014
20
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Hi,

First darting Dragonflies with the 7D MK II. :)
Almost uncropped, both pictures with the EF 4.0 300mm L, ISO 320, F5 1/400 Sec.

_MGL6899 by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

_MGL6864 by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

We currently have a heat wave, many ponds have little water or have dried up. Last weekend it was very hot again... The Dragonflies were very active, almost no chance to get a picture.
Ultimately, I still had luck and a dragonfly flew slowly through the air.

Best regards

Helmut
 

bjd

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 29, 2011
534
24
Al Chemist said:
Thought I might add this one to the thread. I used the 70-300L with 5D3 for the picture. Really looking forward to use the 100-400 V2 for this type of photography. I applied vignetting since the background was so boring.
I love the colours, and the plane of focus. IMHO a great shot.
Cheers Brian
 

bjd

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 29, 2011
534
24
Helmi2010 said:
Hi,

First darting Dragonflies with the 7D MK II. :)
Almost uncropped, both pictures with the EF 4.0 300mm L, ISO 320, F5 1/400 Sec.

_MGL6899 by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

_MGL6864 by Helmut Gloor, auf Flickr

We currently have a heat wave, many ponds have little water or have dried up. Last weekend it was very hot again... The Dragonflies were very active, almost no chance to get a picture.
Ultimately, I still had luck and a dragonfly flew slowly through the air.

Best regards

Helmut
Well worth the wait.
Cheers Brian
 

Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
12,665
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Canada
Helmi2010 said:
Hi,

First darting Dragonflies with the 7D MK II. :)
Almost uncropped, both pictures with the EF 4.0 300mm L, ISO 320, F5 1/400 Sec.

We currently have a heat wave, many ponds have little water or have dried up. Last weekend it was very hot again... The Dragonflies were very active, almost no chance to get a picture.
Ultimately, I still had luck and a dragonfly flew slowly through the air.

Best regards

Helmut
Hi Helmut,

Excellent shots. Well done.
 

bereninga

EOS RP
Apr 16, 2013
269
1
Helmi2010 said:
Hi,

First darting Dragonflies with the 7D MK II. :)
Almost uncropped, both pictures with the EF 4.0 300mm L, ISO 320, F5 1/400 Sec.

We currently have a heat wave, many ponds have little water or have dried up. Last weekend it was very hot again... The Dragonflies were very active, almost no chance to get a picture.
Ultimately, I still had luck and a dragonfly flew slowly through the air.

Best regards

Helmut
Great photos! Thanks for sharing!
 

DJL329

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 26, 2010
574
17
Here are a pair of cropped shots I took a week apart, by the same pond. Maybe it was the same dragonfly? ???

Both shots were taken with the 5D III and 300mm f/4L IS + 1.4x TC II + Extension Tube.

Flickr by DJL329

Flickr by DJL329
 

SeppOz

I'm New Here
Mar 3, 2014
24
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One from the archives. Used a 400 f5.6 lens with extension tubes. I was shooting towards the sky with the wind was blowing and had to time it with a palm leaf flapping behind the dragon fly to block the sky. The dragon fly is actually shedding.
 

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PKinDenmark

EOS 80D
Apr 5, 2013
101
10
So many good shots of these amazing creatures here. Thanks for sharing.
I dare to add a few of mine although this is not an area, where I have much experience.
These are recent shots from yesterday.
All Canon 6D with 100mm 2.8 L IS macro. ISO 800. Only a small amount of cropping applied.
- I and II at f/14, 1/320s
- III at f/5.6, 1/1250s
 

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joe_r

I'm New Here
Aug 5, 2015
23
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Here is a dragonfly that was very patient with me on Friday. Two images stitched, using a canon 24-105 @105 with 56mm (I think) of extension tubes.
 

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