Dragonflies and Damselflies

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
3,629
2,792
Germany
Today I was trying on anax DIFs again. ...
Those were slightly closer, but aiming away from me
1/1000, f/8, ISO3200

anax_DIF04.JPG


anax_DIF03.JPG
 

Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
14,773
3,629
Canada
Today I was trying on anax DIFs again. Maaaan, that was frustrating :cry:
Never came closer than 6 m. Not even once hovering. I had to pan all the time and you can imagine how small they were in the VF at that distance.
AF wasn't cooperative, too. But I managed to get those at least decent and well backlit. Those are 1:1 crops, so I would say 15 m away.
1/1600, f/8, ISO3200



I really like the first one, the wings position is perfect.
 

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
3,629
2,792
Germany
Beautiful picture. Great shot!
This one is spot on! A great shot needs the head and tail in focus and you have positioned perfectly.
Thanks, Click and Alan.
For this type of shot I 100% agree to you, Alan. Sometimes I also love a transition from soft to sharp to soft again. It always depends.
Most important: This shot saved my day after all the frustration of anax being so uncooperative ;)
 

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
3,629
2,792
Germany
I've posted pics of four-spotted chasers before but what I really like about this is that you can see all the different colors at the wings very well.
And - one thing I always like - the highlights on the wings.
Note the different colors at wing venation as well as the surfaces.

four_spotted_04.JPG
 
Last edited:

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
3,629
2,792
Germany
Shot on m4/3 Olympus, but that's what I could have with me on a trip.
Great green-eyed, Cog.
Did you shoot it in Qatar? (Wouldn't expect it there :unsure:)
Or at which location?

And about the Oly:
Best gear is the one with you! Still welcome :ROFLMAO:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Cog

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
8,695
11,725
Black-tailed Skimmer flying. I zoomed out the 100-500mm to 400mm f/6.3 for DIF today to give extra angle. I'm tempted to use the 100-400mm II for these at f/5.6 as I think it has the edge at 400mm. It's damned difficult getting these in flight as they don't hover.


309A0892-DxO_black-tailed_skimmer_flying-lssm.jpg
 

Cog

EOS RP
Dec 6, 2013
689
1,365
Qatar
Great green-eyed, Cog.
Did you shoot it in Qatar? (Wouldn't expect it there :unsure:)
Or at which location?

And about the Oly:
Best gear is the one with you! Still welcome :ROFLMAO:
Thank you, Maximilian! No, this one was shot during the trip to my home place in Russia. We have some dragonflies in Qatar, but the light is too harsh during daytime, when they are active.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ISv