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O. cecilia and the Friends

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j.ankanpaa, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Hello!

    Spend couple of days at the summer cottage and went to see what Gomphids were doing...

    I was very happy to see quite many O. cecilias as it´s my "deserted island" species. They are beautiful and companionable so that I don´t have to talk to a volley ball... Meaning ofcourse that they are very tolerant and let you very close...but then again, sometimes it seems they´re curious what I was doing...

    What a BEAUTY!
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/180s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    Indeed! Hi! My name is Ed Dimplenose! You may remember me from such a fantastic movie as "The Mystery of a Disappeared Horsefly"!
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/180s    ISO 200

    This was one of first shots of these males this season... It almost seems like a joy of seeing again is mutual: YAY! Jukka! :biggrin:
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    What?!? There´s a Disappeared Horsfly? ...Sorry, I have some feet in my mouth!
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    This far an Onychogomphus forcipatus waited patiently for his turn, but finally got too excited: "Do me! Do me!"...
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/11.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    ...And there was also a male Gomphus vulgatissimus.
    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/40s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    All of these shots were taken at one location... It´s an excellent small river! Although didn´t see them this time there´re also O. coerulescens and C. boltonii in there (which I saw elsewhere, ofcourse)...

    All shots taken with D200 + Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4

    Thanks for looking! :smile:
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2008
  2. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Very nice, Jukka. I really like #4.
  3. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    These are excellent, looks like you had a good hunt! Keep them coming...
  4. ArtO


    Jun 14, 2008
    Wonderful shots and series. I like them all very much but the dimple nose is my favorite.
  5. Thanks, Francis!

    Thanks, Paul!

    There´s maybe more coming :wink:... I really had a good hunt...

    Thanks Art!

    You gotta love their "clown" faces :Clown:
  6. Jukka - you're really make me think the D200 I was shooting had problems because I never got shots that good with it and my 300 F/4 when I was testing it

    oh well beautiful shots as always (when I get my D200 or D300 I'll have to pick your brain for what settings your using)
  7. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Wow. Great shots. I'm sure you feel good about teasing me with all these shots as you know how much I want to catch them. :tongue:

    The only time I saw some of the O. forcipatus they were resting on a rock.

    I spend a day i Skåne yesterday looking for the Gomphus vulgatissimus without any luck.
  8. Thanks, Arcinio

    Thanks, Paul!

    Well, my brains works like this: me see, me likes, me takes a picture :smile:

    Don´t give up! It´s a hard work but at some point things just sort of click and all the time spend will be rewarded...

    Tak Torben!

    I do feel good, all right... Because of those couple cecilia shots... and now that you mentioned I may try how I feel when teasing you with another set of C. boltonii and O. coerulescens :tongue:

    There´s many places where forcipatuses perch on rocks in there too, but this particular place is good for shooting as they perch on meadow vegetation, there´s no rocks at all...

    G. vulgatissimus was the most rarest where I was, I think the one I shot was the only one I saw there... EDIT: actually I did see another one, and shot it too, but those shots were deleted...
  9. Great shots, Jukka. You always do such a wonderful job with your photographs. Thank you for sharing them.
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