Presidental grandis

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

  1. Hello!

    Well, I think this could be called a Presidental grandis. We´re checking couple of tiny ponds front of the gates of Presidental residence if we could find some Aeshna cyanea there. We saw one but he was priefly inspecting another one of the ponds and then disappeared.

    Then I noticed a male Aeshna grandis perching on a pine trunk
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    He was so calm
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    I was able to use Sigma 150mm and go very close (My friend used a Nikkor 60mm, so he was even closer)
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    Here´s his engine
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    This is pretty much closest I can get with the Sigma
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    Yesterday also showed that season is to be patted as we say here, or Elvis soon left the building, meaning season is over soon. Although there are still some of these out there I unfortenately have calender full for the following two weeks with only one possible day to go out to shoot. So, I hope weather will be fine then. Otherwise this will be the last one from this season...
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    All shots taken with Sigma 150mm

    Thanks for looking!!! :smile:
     
  2. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Marvelous shots Jukka. Great detail and light. I can't believe he let you take all those pictures. Hypnotized maybe.
     
  3. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Outstanding!
     
  4. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    A great way to finish the season Jukka but I hope you get at least one more viewing!
     
  5. aspiringphotos

    aspiringphotos

    Sep 26, 2008
    Kansas
    What a beautiful specimen. The detail on his back where the wings attach is amazing. I hope you get good weather on your day off.
     
  6. Jukka, it makes me sad that the season in over. These are awesome shots of course... What do you shoot in the off-season?
     
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