8 different Odonata species

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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
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#2 Male Platycnemis pennipes
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#3 Female Libellula depressa
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#4 Male Libellula depressa
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#5 Female Brachytron pratense
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#6 Male Brachytron pratense
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#8 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
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#9 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
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#10 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
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#11 Male Libellula fulva
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#12 Male Leucorrhinia caudalis
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#13 Female Pyrrhosoma nymphula
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#14 Male Calopteryx splendens
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Thanks for looking! :smile:
 
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Beautiful
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
 
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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:
 
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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:

Cheers

Alex
 
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Awesome. Where do you find so many species?
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.

Beautiful
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
Thanks Gale! :smile:

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:
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:

These are wonderful, and it's nice learning the different names.
Thanks, Victor! :smile:

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:

Cheers

Alex
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:
 
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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.
 
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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!

Alan
 
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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.
 

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