Dragonflies and Damselflies

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream...
Red-eyed damselflies (erythromma najas) seem to like children's songs, too.

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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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And one of my most beloved perspective of sitting dragonflies or damselflies: hide and seek!
TBH it works better with damselflies than with four-spotted chasers ;)
Interesting that that even in parking position the first pair of legs is behind the head here.

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koenkooi

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And here I forgot to move the focus point, so the magnified view was in the middle. It's hard to get close enough with the MP-E65mm and flash heads, so when I do get close I should really pay better attention to composition:

 

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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Nov 7, 2013
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After a week of rain I finally managed to get out again ...
So true. What an awful weather. And all my thoughts are with the victims of the floodings here in Germany. :cry:

I had the chance to get some distraction on Sunday and came across this very cooperative anax.
All three pics without any cropping, only compressing for this page, close to MFD of the 100-400 II + 1.4x.
The first was @560mm, for the others I had to zoom out @350mm to get the framing. :)

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