Great shots, Alan.Yesterday, I posted shots taken at 80m away of a Southern Hawker Dragonfly in the beak of a Bee-eater (R7/800mm). By the greatest coincidence, at breakfast back home this morning, an absolute monster of a Southern Hawker flew into our kitchen and I had the R5+100-500 at hand. Here's first a crop of the bird and today's close-ups.
Really nice, @koenkooi.A dragonfly landed in our garden and was relaxed enough to get photographed up close with the RF100L + MT14EX:
I did have to stand on a chair to get to eye level The black background is the wall of the neighbours house, built from black bricks. I think the blue sky would've been nicer, but this works as well.
I learned about the pose from your post in this threadReally nice, @koenkooi.
Interesting that it landed on that Velcro fastener. Wouldn't have expected that.
IMO the Black BG looks really fine. Gives the colours of the dragonfly more glow.
Interesting that it takes the sun pointer position, which I read about and firs recognized only this year.