Well done!These are surely not the best of my dragonfly pictures but maybe the most important and most difficult to shoot.
This is a golden-ringed dragonfly (cordulegaster boltonii).
An endangered species in Germany (Red list V, IUCN NT*). As is the green-eyed hawker (Red list 3, IUCN VU*). (*If I transfer this right)
And maybe my pics can help to safe its habitat.
A friend of mine told me that he saw a dragonfly in the woods that he thought to be from the genus cordulegaster but he didn‘t know which. He asked me to take pictures to determine it.
So I went into the „dark“ forest and found those patrolling along a small stream.
Bad light, narrow angel of view and those never sitting or hovering.
Until I saw this female (?) resting and took my chance.
With fill flash:
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Natural light (1/200, ISO1600):
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And here the "best" tries on a male in flight (1/500, ISO1600+):
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Same opinion here!The first picture is really nice. Well done, Maximilian.
WOW Great shots! Well done, Sir!
Thanks Click and Maximilian. They were very difficult shots. He was darting very fast without any hovering against a background. I don't know how the R5 focussed on him as I was panning like mad just trying to get him in the frame.Wonderful pics, Alan!