Dragonflies and Damselflies

Nemorino

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Thanks, Maximilian!

My first panning DIF Gif :D
R5 + RF100-400 @ 1/3200, f/9, mech shutter
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Nemorino

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Broad-bodied darter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libellula_depressa
When a female enters a male's territory the male will fly up and grab the female. Mating occurs on the wing and the pair are in tandem for only a brief period, often less than a minute. The pair separate and the female will find a suitable location for ovipositing, usually a stretch of open water with submerged vegetation. The female oviposits in flight, hovering above the water and dipping the tip of her abdomen in.
Like this:
Libellula depressa mating.jpg

and 90 seconds later
Libellula depressa ovi.jpg

R5 + RF100-400 @ 1/3200, f/9, ISO 6400 (first), 1250 (second).
 
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koenkooi

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First damselfly photo of the year :) The damsels were a bit of a surprise since they settled on our strawberry beds on the roof. I hope they keep returning, especially now that I have located the cloth diffuser, the sun is quite harsh at noon.

R5 + RF100L

20220603 1304 53 Nederland Amersfoort - Canon EOS R5 - RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM at 100 mm ...jpeg
 
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AlanF

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Got the Emperor Dragonfly in flight out of my system for the season! The big guy was in flight rather than hovering. I got some 300 shots at 20 fps and discarded 95% of them though nearly all in perfect focus with the R5 and 100-500mm. I got just about as good individual shots with the 5DSR + 100-400mm II in the past, saved a huge amount of time then because I would have only 4 or 5 shots of a hovering one at the end of the day! So, here are a few plus the now usual gif, with it turning towards me at the end.

309A0821-DxO_Emperor_Dragonfly_flying_banking-lssm.jpg 309A0824-DxO_Emeperor_Dragonfly_flying_banking-lsm.jpg 309A0969-DxO_Emperor_Dragonfly_flying-lssm.jpg Emperor_Dragonfly_flying_turning.gif
 
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koenkooi

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Very nice!

It makes me wonder how the R7 with EFCS at 15fps will do, it might do a bit better at freezing the wingtips compared to the R5 e-shutter. Having said that, the e-shutter has done much better than I expected in the shots above.
 

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Great shots, Alan!
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AlanF

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Very nice!

It makes me wonder how the R7 with EFCS at 15fps will do, it might do a bit better at freezing the wingtips compared to the R5 e-shutter. Having said that, the e-shutter has done much better than I expected in the shots above.
These are relatively small crops, the movement of the wings is of low amplitude, and so only a small area of the sensor is read for the used image. This will greatly decrease the rolling shutter effect as the time window for the effective image area is shortened.
 

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I really like the second picture. The Emperor Dragonfly has its body tilted to the side and its head levelled. Cool shot!
 
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AlanF

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I really like the second picture. The Emperor Dragonfly has its body tilted to the side and its head levelled. Cool shot!
It's my favourite. It's much easier to get them side on but for this shot you have to catch it banking and turning.
 
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Nemorino

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[email protected] 1/3200, f/9, ISO5000
My PC is not the fastest so I didn't used DxO for the pictures of the GIF

turnturnturn.gif
And one of those pictures (my favorite) processed with DxO
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Still new to this part of CR and I've tried more than a little bit to identify this one. Help!

5D3_4364 - Copy.JPG 5D3_4382 - Copy.JPG

5DMkIII + EF 100-400 II + 1.4 TC III
 
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