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Fairies

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j.ankanpaa, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. 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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    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/11.0    1/3s    ISO 200


    They have very nice shiny, metallic colors on them
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    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/20s    ISO 200


    This male was hiding deep in shadows, but still some sun light caucht by his wings
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    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/11.0    1/2s    ISO 200


    This female has a tiny heart shaped spot on her thorax
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    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/6s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/20s    ISO 200


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    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/6s    ISO 200


    All shots taken with D200, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4 + Nikon PN-11 tube.

    Thanks for looking! :smile:
     
  2. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    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!
     
  3. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Excellent shots. Yes, the are hard to get in harsh sun because of the reflection in the metallic areas.
     
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