Dragons and Damsels this past week

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by fuss, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. There are still plenty of Meadowhawks, Darners and Damsels out in my area here are some I saw this past week. I hope I got the ID right on them if not chime in.

    Green Darner
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    Green Darner again
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    Yellow legged Meadowhawk
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    Unknown spreadwing
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    White faced Meadowhawks
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    Rubyspot and Powdered Dancer
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    Powdered Dancers
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    Powdered Dancers
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    Powdered Dancers
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    I also saw band wing meadowhawks, ruby meadowhawks, mosaic darners, and pondhawks still out and about.

    I used my d200 and 70-300vr for most of these. I think a 300 f/4 may be a purchase soon, is it a much better lens than my 70-300vr?

    Thx
    Brian
     
  2. Hi Brian,

    Nice shots here, I think #1 is my favorite (though wish the photo was complete with tail). I certainly understand how hard these are to capture as I started to shoot them this summer. I think the 300/4 is great dragonslayer lens. I currently use the older AF version and find it quite competent for this task. I just need to improve at this point I think...
     
  3. Nice work! Those Rubyspots are awesome. Saw my first ones last week. I think that spreadwing is an eastern forktail. They are still around.
    Great work on that green darner. Saw my first this week and I know how hard they are to get. They were laying low near the ground and always flew before I could see them. Then when they fly, forget it.they fly forever. Finally saw one and crawled on my hands and knees through the weeds to get her.
    glenn