Great work, Erik. Love it. Hopeful to come close to that one day.I spent a couple of hours standing in the water today trying to catch a sharp four-spotted chaser in flight. Almost did it
I got some sitting ducks and a swimming dragonfly also, will post more tomorrow
Really nice, CFB. And looking at the portait thread, this must have been a female - of courseDragonfly. It never fails that when I label a photo that I misspell the name. EOS R and Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC.
I was probably 18” away. Huge crop.Great work, Erik. Love it. Hopeful to come close to that one day.
Really nice, CFB. And looking at the portait thread, this must have been a female - of course
How close could you get with that 45 mm Tammy? (By the way: it's sad that you had to part with your RFs )
Great catch, Erik.Okay, so you believe you have seen everything? What about a swimming dragonfly?
Unidentified species, possibly downy emerald?
Congrats to your great copy. Of course it also takes some skills behind the VF - but only some... Sigma 150-600mm C on a 5DSR. The Siggie is an under-rated lens. My copy with a demanding sensor holds up well against 400mm DO II + 1.4xTC for sharpness but does lose out for speed of AF.
I agree, I think Charles Darwin got it slightly wrong:I am always facinated by the rally striped compound eyes.
I am sure you know the original phrase "Survival of the fittest" doesn't have its origin in Charles Darwin but in Herbert Spencer whilst discussing Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species".I agree, I think Charles Darwin got it slightly wrong:
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.
The beautiful demoiselle is one of the most beautiful and fascinating damselflies.It is the one that has the most spectacular color scheme...
A blue metallic finish, for example, doesn't seem very functional..? But it definitely looks great!
You mean like this? I have to bring the macro next time, EF100-400 can't resolve the facet eyes....Looking at thorax, abdomen and wings I would give you a on your guess of a downy emerald (Cordulia aenea).
The only thing that gets me puzzled are the dark eyes that are supposed to be greenish.--