Fairies

Joined
Jul 13, 2005
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Helsinki, Finland
Hello!

We have had such a great weather here lately. Great to see lot of active Dragons. But ofcourse clear blue skies means also quite harsh light, so couple of evenings I waited and went out to shoot some Fairy Damsels (Lestes sponsa) later, soon after the sun was already behind the trees and wind calmed down.

These are a bit different from other Damsels as they keep their wings slightly spread while perching.
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They have very nice shiny, metallic colors on them
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This male was hiding deep in shadows, but still some sun light caucht by his wings
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This female has a tiny heart shaped spot on her thorax
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All shots taken with D200, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4 + Nikon PN-11 tube.

Thanks for looking! :smile:
 
Joined
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Oregon
Absolutely goregeous shots Jukka. I like the female with the heart.

The PN-11 is going to take me a bit to get used to but it is fun!
 
Joined
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Denmark
Excellent shots. Yes, the are hard to get in harsh sun because of the reflection in the metallic areas.
 

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