Dragonflies and Damselflies

AlanF

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Here's a 1 second burst from the R5+100-500mm of an Emperor Dragonfly flying (21 frames).

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Maximilian

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For those who always thought about what a dragonfly does with its landing gear at cruising level here is something for you.
Hint 1: the forelegs are behind the eyes ;)
Hint 2: Their legs are specialized for catching prey. They can form a catching cage. They are not really made for walking.
A green-eyed hawker, by the way.

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AlanF

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This isn't the best shot from the sequence, but this one has the reflection of the dragonfly in the canal!



A more in-focus shot from that sequence:

Nice shots! Was it ovipositing? The pose and height look like it.