Damsels of early days of June

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Hello all!

This is short of 3rd part of my "first days of June" - trilogy. These were shot between 1st and 5th of June. Normal gears: Nikkor 300mm af-s f4 + Nikon tubes + tripod.

#1 Extremely rare Ischnura pumilio (young female). Isn´t it a beautiful orange?
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#2 Male Coenagrion lunulatum
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#3 Another male Coenagrion lunulatum
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#4 Female Erythromma najas
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#5 Another female Erythromma najas
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#6 Female Calopteryx virgo
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#7 Male Calopteryx virgo
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Thanks for looking! :smile:
 
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Great shots Jukka. This is going to be a great year for you. The 300 + tubes work great. The colour and detail are magnificent.
 
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Excellent detail Jukka.

Do you find it harder to get nice backgrounds with the 300mm when compaed to a dedicated macro lens?

Cheers

alex
 
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Excellent detail Jukka.

Do you find it harder to get nice backgrounds with the 300mm when compaed to a dedicated macro lens?

Cheers

alex
Thanks, Alex! :smile:

Hmmm, I haven´t really compared that :smile: But this is what I have read:

"Therefore, the most significant different is focal lenght. Longer focal lenght macros affect two things, 1) working distance, and 2) background control. At the same mag and same f-stop all macros regardless of focal lenght will give you the same DOF, BUT, longer macros, as will ANY LONG LENS, gives you a smaller FOV (field-of-view) which means that longer macros allow you to control background color, blur and help isolate your subject."


P.S. Remember, I said I may have never seen a Libellula depressa? I saw and photographed two this morning, both a male and a female :biggrin:
 
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Thanks Jukka.

Wish we were having the same good luck as you. The weather in the UK is cloudy with a bit of wind, not ideal conditions for macros and the dragons don't seem to be flying as much :frown:

I was planning a few days away next week to hunt for butterflies and dragons in the South West of the UK but the forecast is rain so that looks like a no go too!:frown:

I need to find something else to shoot when the weather is like this.

Cheers

Alex
 

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