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Can´t help: they just wanted to be photogarphed!

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j.ankanpaa, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Hello!

    This is by the way much more active "Odonata forum" than one dedicated for them I registered awhile back... Which is great, I think! :smile:

    #1 male Aeshna isoceles
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/180s    ISO 400

    #2 female Crocothemys erythraea
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 200

    I just love these Gomhidae!!!

    #3 Female Gomphus flavipes. Note the right side lower wing, surprizingly it didn´t seem to affect her flying
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    #4 Male Onychogomphus forcipatus
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    #5 Male Onychogompus forcipatus and the Northern Lights :) tongue:) ...
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 400

    #6 Male Cordulegaster insignis... Beautiful dragon, indeed!
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 400

    #7 Male Libellula fulva... this one hasn´t find the love of his life yet (actually, you can see that)
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    #8... but these have... Orthetrum brunneum pair
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/180s    ISO 200

    #9 This tiny fellow has quite a big head, don´t you think... maybe he likes to eat a lot, I don´t know...
    A male Selysiothemis nigra
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 400

    Thanks for looking! :smile:
  2. SSchex


    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Really good captures Jukka. Your exposure, sharpness and compositon is spot on.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Your images are always beautiful
  4. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Beautiful series, as always, Jukka. It's very nice to see species that I haven't seen live. I love it when people post Odonata pics. That Cordulegaster insignis is beautiful for sure.
  5. Very enjoyable. I think I can understand why so many Odonata too, they are so much fun/challenge to photograph.
  6. Jti001


    Apr 21, 2006
    Very nice pics beutiful colors and especially the mating couple
  7. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    Super shots .

    Were these with the 300 F4 & the 500d?
  8. Great shots as always.. Thank you so much for sharing them.
  9. Excellent set of shots Jukka.

    We had a break in the weather today so hopefully or Dragonfly season will start on earnest.


  10. Thanks you, Scott!

    About exposures, there´s not much I must do, I use a Nikon :biggrin:

    Thanks Gale! :smile:

    Tak Torben!

    I really hoped we would have seen more of those insignis as they´re very pretty indeed...

    Thanks, Victor!

    You got that right! :smile:

    Thanks, Jti!

    Thanks, Biggs!

    Just 300 f4 (AF-S version)

    Thanks, Tom!

    Thanks Alex!

    So far we have had good season, weather great or OKish... I guess all those heavy rains have fallen in Denmark, Norway and Sweden (according to the news)so we have had just some light summer rains, otherwise good Odonata weather...
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