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.
And this four-spotted chaser is close to MFD of the 100 -400L II @ f/10, almost no cropping.
So just a really little area of focus. That one was from further away, cropped, a little bit less detail, but overall better, not only because of the highlights.
The Four-Spotted Chasers have been around for a while now, and it's beginning to show on their wings as @Maximilian has noted. I don't know whether they have been nibbled by the local Emperor Dragonflies or just escaped the birds.
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:
So true. What an awful weather. And all my thoughts are with the victims of the floodings here in Germany.
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.