Dragonflies and Damselflies

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
3,648
2,869
Germany
One of the last pics of skimmers this year. Their season typically ends by mid August.

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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
3,648
2,869
Germany
It's an incredibly long male. I think yours is a female.
Correct!
The males like yours have these cerci and paraprocte formed like grippers to hold the females.
The females have that thicker abdomen end segments and ovipositor, that you can see quite well at my pic.
But a little bit long distance for our two willow emeralds to try matchmaking ;)
 
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Nemorino

EOS R5
Aug 29, 2020
254
483
Another one with the Laowa 15mm UWA macro and the R5:
1/500s, Iso800, about f/8
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And one with a Sigma 70-200 & 2xTC @ 353mm, 1/2000s, Iso 1250, f/8
Heidelibelle.jpg


Great fun to use such different techniques at one day: full manual and high end tracking!
:D