A few more Damsels and Dragons...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by SSchex, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Took these about 70 miles from my house, a few different species from the usual. All handheld with a D-200 with nikon TC17eII on a 70-200. (didn't bring the tripod)

    American Rubyspot male

    original.



    American Rubyspot female

    View attachment 103027



    Common Whitetail male

    View attachment 103028


    Not sure of this one's ID.

    View attachment 103029
     
  2. i really like the first pic. beautiful colors in that dragon. great shots. i don't have access to any without traveling far.

    laurie
     
  3. Another awesome series!!!!! #1 is my favorite.
     
  4. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Thanks for commenting Laurie.
     
  5. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Thanks, Tom.
     
  6. Very nice stuff Scott, especially with no tripod.

    Cheers
    Alex
     
  7. Great shots, Scott!

    Those Rubyspots are so beautiful!

    Is last one a female?...
     
  8. Rubyspots are quite beautiful!
    enjoyed all your pics...

    We are in central Arkansas, just north of you, but have not seen these
    around here. We do travel thru the state too, and hopefully we might find these, or did you find these quite south in Louisiana?
     
  9. Always a pleasure to see your work, Scott. Enjoyed these a lot!
     
  10. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Thanks Jukka. I found these along a small river. I photographed about 8 species that day. I will go back with my tripod! Handheld on these was tough.
    The Rubyspots were new to me, still haven't ID'd all of what I took.
    Jukka , as best I could tell the 2nd pic is a female Rubyspot.
     
  11. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Thanks Alex. I will go back with a tripod.
     
  12. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Thanks Cheryl. These were taken in along the Bouge Chitto river in Washington parish, about 70 miles north of where I live.(next to New Orleans).
     
  13. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Thanks for the kind words Dave.
     
  14. I love them all! Can't believe you got these hand held!
     
  15. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Beautiful shots Scott. It's so delightful to see damsels and dragons different from the ones that we have here. Louisiana must be the place for shooting them with all that swampland.
     
  16. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Thanks Torben . Yes, Louisiana has a lot of swampland and ...lots of MOSQUITOS!!
     
  17. Beautiful shots, Scott. Looks like a great lens combo you're using, too. Very nice images!
     
  18. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Thanks Tom.
     
  19. Yes it is. It is the last one that has me stumped. At first i thought it was a 'Clubtail' Genus Gomphus, but then again it could be a Snaketail. Genus Ophiogomphus.:confused::confused:

    Bob F.
     
  20. bobarue

    bobarue

    434
    Aug 9, 2005
    Louisiana
    I like that first one a lot.
     
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