Dragonflies and Damselflies

AlanF

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Here's one of a pair of Common Darters I had forgotten to post. The 5DSR + 100-400mm II is a killer for these shots.
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Erik X

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Maximilian

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YES!!! I finally made it: My first DIF pictures in a at least decent quality.
A green-eyed hawker. Not perfect, but I still need space to improve ;)
Sequence of three out of ten. But tomorrow the weather will change :(

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Maximilian

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Four-spotted chasers. Those are a pain to catch flying.. :)
But after all, I tried to google pictures of four-spotted chasers, about 500 pictures found but only two of those were in flight!
This must be a quite odd hobby :p
Great job, Erik. I have them here, too. Maybe I'have some luck to get them DIF, too.

I found this one in my backyard. Not a chance to catch it in flight.. Too fast :)
I think it is a Broad-bodied chaser, Libellula Depressa. Click the "F26.."-link under the picture for full resolution.
The white neck fur on the right side is not very sharp, I must have messed up in Zerene stacker.. :unsure:
Great work again, Erik. How many pics did you stack for that kind of sharpness and resolution?
 

AlanF

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Four-spotted chasers. Those are a pain to catch flying.. :)
But after all, I tried to google pictures of four-spotted chasers, about 500 pictures found but only two of those were in flight!
This must be a quite odd hobby :p

https://flic.kr/p/2j7AB1M] F36A2650_DxO_full[/url] by https://www.flickr.com/photos/156501403@N04/]Erik Astrom[/url], on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/2j9qF2j] F36A2943_ZS_DMap_3p_ret_DxO_full[/url] by https://www.flickr.com/photos/156501403@N04/]Erik Astrom[/url], on Flickr
I posted one on 1 Jun https://www.canonrumors.com/forum/i...ies.35543/page-30#lg=attachment190686&slide=0
 

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Twelve spotted skimmer hanging around my pond in Colorado.
M6m2, 100-400LII, 1.4xIII, handheld from ground and 2nd floor office.
50% crop, exposure adjustment, and slight NR in DXO PhotoLab 3.3.

Likes to perch on this post adjacent to the pond.
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from my second floor office window
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Erik X

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Great work again, Erik. How many pics did you stack for that kind of sharpness and resolution?
I imported 20 pictures into Zerene but only used maybe 10 of them... It's not as easy as it may seem, dragonflies tend to move their wings even when they sit down and any microscopic movement will cause a visible mismatch in the rib structure in the wings.. And also the abdomen expands and shrinks when the dragonfly breathes.

Regarding in flight pictures, some species have a habit to hover now and then while other maintain full speed whenever they are airborn. I've seen migrant hawkers hover for 5 seconds right in front of my camera but have never been able to shoot a black-tailed skimmer, they never seem to slow down.
 
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Maximilian

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Two pics of a green-eyed hawker. slightly different, slightly different focus point (no stack, single pic).
I have my favorite. Which is yours? Thanks in advance for your comments.

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#2:
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