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Some Damsels in Action

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by misupix, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Here's the outcome of yesterdays walk: Some Damsels in Action :Crunk:

    I sure know that I can't compete with all the Damsel-specialists here in the Cafe, but wanted to share the first tries....:redface:

    All shots with D200 + 70-200VR + Kenko 1.4xTC

    This seems to be a male Caloperyx virgo, caught while "streching" it's wings...
    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/14.0    1/160s    ISO 640

    (1/160s f/14.0 at 280.0mm iso640)

    Male Caloperyx virgo, folded Wings
    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 280

    (1/250s f/8.0 at 280.0mm iso280)

    Pyrrhosoma nymphula "Watch my smile!"
    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/11.0    1/200s    ISO 800

    (1/200s f/11.0 at 280.0mm iso800)

    Pyrrhosoma nymphula "Classic Posing"
    NIKON D200    ---    175mm    f/11.0    1/200s    ISO 800

    (1/200s f/11.0 at 175.0mm iso800)

    Pyrrhosoma nymphula "Mating" :rolleyes: 
    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/11.0    1/200s    ISO 640

    (1/200s f/11.0 at 280.0mm iso640)

    Pyrrhosoma nymphula "Into the Light" :Crunk:
    NIKON D200    ---    120mm    f/16.0    1/60s    ISO 800

    (1/60s f/16.0 at 120.0mm iso800)

    Thanks for looking. Comments welcome!​
  2. Very nice, I bet you had a lot of fun when you pulled these off the CF. It takes a lot of patience to capture these fellows.
  3. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Great series. It doesn't get much better than that.
    I'm envious as I can't seem to find many damsels this year.
  4. All great captures especialy # 2.
    Thanks for showing.
  5. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Nice work Michael.
    I'm doubly envious -- I have not yet found any.:frown:
  6. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Now you need a Canon 500D for that zoom:) 

    Use one on my 80-200 and it is a great tool to have a "Macro" lens in your pocket when out shooting. Always have mine when I'm using my 300, screw it in and your in business.

    Nice series.
  7. Very nice series, Michael!

    Gotta love those P. nymphulas!
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