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Aeshna grandis pt 2: Male

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j.ankanpaa, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Hello again!

    Here´s the part 2 of Brown Darner series I shot on saturday. This time we have a male.

    First I saw him he was hiding deep in vegetation
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/16.0    1/5s    ISO 200

    Really like the blue in his eyes
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/16.0    1/6s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/180s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    This last pair of pics shows the difference between a male and a female (female has a bent abdomen tip which isn´t normal but then again quite common).
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/40s    ISO 200

    Thanks for looking!
  2. Randy


    May 11, 2006
    you are the master of macro !
  3. Crave

    Crave Guest

    The ligth is so perfect!!!
    Im just gonna say, i dont like the background in the first 2 pictures, next time warn the guy to land in another place!!!! (its the only thing i can see, becase the pictures are great!)
    The 3 and 8 are my favourite of the serie!!!!!
  4. Fantastic shots Jukka
  5. Yeah, I know, but you can´t always tell them where they ought to be when found at first... :smile:
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 17, 2008
  6. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    I don't know what you put in the water up there in Finland. I can never get an Aeshna grandis to sit like that. Always hiding in the grass and very shy. Flies away when you are about 4-5 meters away. Those are some of the best A. grandis shots I have ever seen.
  7. Tak Torben!

    Well, weather has been cool here lately so they don´t go anywhere. They just sit. Like today, there were one male, I could take him onto my hand. After awhile he shivered his wings about 5 min or so and took off...

    So, you can guess why these were photographed in such perfect places :wink:
  8. kiankheong


    Nov 19, 2007
    Excellent shots.

    I like the blue spots on the dragonflies.
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