The Small Ones

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Our smallest dragonflies are the Sympetrum species. In late Summer there are plenty of them at different places. They are very territorial. I've seen them even go after an Anax Imperator to scare him away. When you get close to them they fly up hovering in front of you. If they don't like you they find another stick but they often returns to the same stick.


The smallest is the Sympetrum danae.

Males. They turn from yellow to black.

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Female

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A mating couple

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Sympetrum flaveolum male.

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Sympetrum sanguineum.

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Sympetrum vulgatum.

A couple of young males. Later they turn red.

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Thanks Bob. Nice of you to comment.
 
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Thanks Paul. You're welcome. Maybe we all should go to Finland next year and have Jukka show us some of the rarer species. Great canoe country too I hear :biggrin:
 
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Great shots Torben ! What lens did you use?

Gary
 
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Thanks Gary. Forgot to add that I used the 300mm f/4 AF-S. Some of them with a Kenko tube. Pbase is running slow again I see.
 
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Thanks Larry.

We have 6:

S. danae
S. sanquineum
S. flaveolum
S. fonscolombii (rare)
S. striolatum
S. vulgatum
 
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Thanks, Torben

Manitoba has 7, two of which S. vicinum and S.semicinctum, are rare, but appear to be increasing, perhaps due to climate warming. Others are S. danae, S.internum, S.obtrusum (most common), S. costiferum and S. corruptum (most beautiful)

Cheers,

Larry
 
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Thanks, Torben

Manitoba has 7, two of which S. vicinum and S.semicinctum, are rare, but appear to be increasing, perhaps due to climate warming. Others are S. danae, S.internum, S.obtrusum (most common), S. costiferum and S. corruptum (most beautiful)

Cheers,

Larry

I've been googling a bit. It seems that you have a nice selection of Odonata in Manitoba.

Torben this is an absolutely excellent group of dragon flies
The color, and details are outstanding. I love your work.
Thanks for the pic's , Vince

Thanks Vince. I'm glad you liked them.
 
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Torben this is an absolutely excellent group of dragon flies
The color, and details are outstanding. I love your work.
Thanks for the pic's , Vince


Vincent toke the words from my mouth!!
Excelent serie!!!
The detail, light and sharpeness is outstanding!!
The 300 Afs with some tubes can do wonders!!
Keep them coming!!
 
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Once again you set a standard on these creatures. All elegant. #3 is special
glenn

Thanks Glenn.

Vincent toke the words from my mouth!!
Excelent serie!!!
The detail, light and sharpeness is outstanding!!
The 300 Afs with some tubes can do wonders!!
Keep them coming!!

Thanks. I'm really pleased with the 300mm f/4 AF-S.

Torben,
incredible, as always
love the EDUCATION, as well

thank you

Thanks Greg. I can't help writing stuff like that.

Torben, I see these and faint - almost - with admiration! whoa...

Thanks Rich. Love your work as well.

Gorgeous shots Torben. Beautiful Dragons.

Thanks Paul. I hope you'll get your gear replaced soon.
 

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