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
    090607-45.

    #2 Male Platycnemis pennipes
    090607-9.

    #3 Female Libellula depressa
    070607-9.

    #4 Male Libellula depressa
    070607.

    #5 Female Brachytron pratense
    090607-28.

    #6 Male Brachytron pratense
    090607-6.

    #8 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
    090607-12.

    #9 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
    090607-23.

    #10 Male Gomphus vulgatissimus
    090607-4.

    #11 Male Libellula fulva
    090607-42.

    #12 Male Leucorrhinia caudalis
    090607-30.

    #13 Female Pyrrhosoma nymphula
    090607-31.

    #14 Male Calopteryx splendens
    090607-7.

    Thanks for looking! :smile:
     
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  2. Awesome. Where do you find so many species?
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    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
     
  4. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    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:

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  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:
     
  8. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

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

    Regards

    RFC
     

  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!

    Alan
     
  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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