Dragonflies and Damselflies

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Common Darters are the most common at present. Here's one close up with the 100-500mm at 1000mm.

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Great shot Alan!
I didn't visit this topic for a wile - simply because I don't have any new photos of dragons so far. A lot of great photos around (and it would be nice workout to put thumb up for all of them:)!) but this one grabbed my attention because the lens... You really did find the lens that covers most of your interest without pressing you to drag a heavy backpack!
 
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This one is from a while back, and it's the shot that killed my 1D X (the main PCB failed right after this image).

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EOS 1D X, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, f/10, 1/320 s, ISO 2500
 
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The 2022 season has begun.
I suppose this is a common winter damselfly (sympecma fusca).
And I suppose I need to train my alignment of focus plane again ;)
I hope I'll find them again tomorrow.

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The 2022 season has begun.
I suppose this is a common winter damselfly (sympecma fusca).
And I suppose I need to train my alignment of focus plane again ;)
I hope I'll find them again tomorrow.
I finally found the time to process the best pic I took the next day. And the focus plane is much better here :)
And I read about this very interesting damselfly. It is one of only two species in Europe that overwinter as imago.
And they can reach an age of up to 11 month as imago which is much longer than normal dragonflies and damselflies.
Really fascinating.

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Yet another try on the common winter damselfly from this weekend.
Other damselflies have not appeared yet. Not to mention dragonflies. But it's just a few weeks of waiting...

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The blue-tailed damselflies (ischnura elegans) are second this year.
I caught some of them at lunch time ;)

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My first dragonfly of the season, a Hairy Dragonfly, the smallest hawker, which emerges before the others. I haven't shot one before. It's so long that with a 1000mm of lens and standing 4.5 m away, it nearly filled the height of the screen.

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This seems to be a freshly hatched female scarce chaser

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And I found a triple pack of exuviae - damselfly got a bit too much oof. Plus aphid in the shadow ;)

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My first dragonfly of the season, a Hairy Dragonfly, the smallest hawker, which emerges before the others. I haven't shot one before. It's so long that with a 1000mm of lens and standing 4.5 m away, it nearly filled the height of the screen.
Wonderful catch, Alan.
I haven't seen this kind of hawker before, only in literature.
 

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An artistic try on a backlit blue-tailed damselflies with sun reflections on the water

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