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8 different Odonata species

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j.ankanpaa, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Hello!

    Our season continues great here, so lot to shoot out there. I used Nikkor 300mm with or without Nikon PN-11 tube and tripod.

    #1 Female Platycnemis pennipes
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    #2 Male Platycnemis pennipes
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/200s    ISO 200

    #3 Female Libellula depressa
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/9.0    1/60s    ISO 100

    #4 Male Libellula depressa
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/10.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    #5 Female Brachytron pratense
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/80s    ISO 200

    #6 Male Brachytron pratense
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/180s    ISO 200

    #8 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/80s    ISO 200

    #9 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/11.0    1/25s    ISO 200

    #10 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    #11 Male Libellula fulva
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    #12 Male Leucorrhinia caudalis
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/180s    ISO 200

    #13 Female Pyrrhosoma nymphula
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/4.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    #14 Male Calopteryx splendens
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/100s    ISO 200

    Thanks for looking! :smile:
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 9, 2007
  2. Awesome. Where do you find so many species?
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Just don't know how you guys get pics of these..wow
    I never see one be still

    OK I lied. I have one...lolol
  4. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Wow Jukka. I just can't believe that you can find all those species. Beautiful stuff.

    What are the prices on houses in Finland? Oops forgot about your funny language. :biggrin:
  5. These are wonderful, and it's nice learning the different names.
  6. Great stuff again Jukka.

    I like #12 the best although maybe a small crop would enhance it more?

    Interesting to see Gomphus vulgatissimus, that is one I have never seen before as they are not common in my region.

    More lens lust for the 300mm!:wink:


  7. Thanks Alex! :smile:

    We have a tight group (although I guess quite small) of Odonata enthusiasts here reporting their findings on mail list like locations, what species as well as estimations how many individuals of every species seen.

    Thanks Gale! :smile:

    Tak Torben! :smile:

    I don´t know about the prices, but all of those except L. depressas were shot in 3 locations in places called Fiskars and Bilnäs and those are swedish speaking areas, so I think a Dane would manage there... Oh, and there´s absolutely beautiful old wooden houses... :biggrin:

    Thanks, Victor! :smile:

    Thanks, Alex! :smile:

    #12 is already cropped a bit...

    Yep, we need to drive here a bit too before being able to see G. vulgatissimus. Fortenately they´re more easely to find in our summer cottage area...

    It´s horrible to feed people´s lusts like this :biggrin:


    Apr 30, 2005
    Excellent series of images. Masterful technique and artistry combined :) 



  9. Thanks, Robert! :smile:
  10. Very beautiful shots Jukka. I like them very much. It amazes me to see the patterns in their wings and the different color variations. Thanks so much for posting them.
  11. Thanks, Tom! :smile:

    That´s how it all started in me :smile:
  12. Wonderful set Jukka. I'm particularly impressed by the variety you have found.
    My favourite shot is #1; the precision of the composition and focus is excellent, but in addition the lighting is beautifully controlled and the unusual back-lighting shows the white legs so well - beautiful and original!

  13. Stunning series Jukka, nearly missed it.
  14. Excellent as usual.

    Interesting to see Gomphus vulgatissimus. It is confined to just a few areas in the UK. It comes out in April and emerges from its' exuvia on the banks of the rivers rather than by climbing up the stems of plants.

    Bob F.
  15. Thanks Alan, Daniel and Bob! :smile:
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