Damsels and Dragons.

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Went over to the pond this afternoon with some hip waders, lots of creatures in and flying above the water.

I was using the 300 f4 afs + kenko Pro 300 teleconverter. The Dragon is uncropped and the Damsel I did a vertical crop, pretty good magnification for a telephoto lens.

Four-Spotted Skimmer.
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2nd shot is wild, looks like he is smiling at you for candid camera!!! All our dragonflies are tiny little ones...........they are fun to shoot.... well done
 
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martin .. great work with fine details!
i love allof them, but especially the first - its like its coming out of the dark. i like those special light!
 
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Martin,

Isn't it great what excellent 'almost macro' shots these 300mm telephoto lenses can produce? Maybe not quite as good as a true macro, but danged close, and the working distance is so much more convenient.

Great shots. You can tell when someone is really into it when they put on hip waders to get their shots.... :lol:
 
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Martin,
I really like the 3rd one. Great color, very clear. Looks to be on a Yucca plant leaf. Great shots and it had to be fun with the selected equipment.
 
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Flew said:
Martin,

Isn't it great what excellent 'almost macro' shots these 300mm telephoto lenses can produce? Maybe not quite as good as a true macro, but danged close, and the working distance is so much more convenient.

Yes, nothing like five feet of workiung distance, it allowed me to use the tripod for these skittish insects.

Great shots. You can tell when someone is really into it when they put on hip waders to get their shots.... :lol:
I just got tired of the water running into the top of my boot when I squat down to get the shot. :)

Thanks Frank.

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Hi Martin. The spring is so damn cold in Cornwall UK that there is very little Odonata about at present, although there are in other parts of the UK.
In the UK the first is known as L.quadrimaculta. The Four Spotted Chaser, and the second would be C. puella. The Azure Damselfly.
Thank goodness I am off to France soon, as I am getting serious withdrawl symptoms.
BW. Bob F.
 
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Bob the Spiderman said:
Hi Martin. The spring is so damn cold in Cornwall UK that there is very little Odonata about at present, although there are in other parts of the UK.
In the UK the first is known as L.quadrimaculta. The Four Spotted Chaser, and the second would be C. puella. The Azure Damselfly.
Thank goodness I am off to France soon, as I am getting serious withdrawl symptoms.
BW. Bob F.
It will warm up soon Bob, we are getting are first really warm weekend coming up so I will try to spend some time at the pond.

Martin
 
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They are all extremely well done, however I like the damselfly the best. I have taken literally dozens and dozens of blue damselfly photos and have yet to capture one as good as this--excellent! Keep up the good work!
my best,
Jerry Snider
 
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