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Today´s Odonata shooting

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j.ankanpaa, May 20, 2007.

  1. Hello all!

    Today was a big day for many of these wonderful insects: emerging and the virgin flight!

    Cordulia aenea
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 100

    This C. aenea is ready, shivering its wings... seconds later it flew off as its virgin flight
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 400

    This C aenea was crawled about two meters on try land before found a suitable place to emerge
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/10.0    1/350s    ISO 400

    18 minutes later
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/10.0    1/160s    ISO 400

    Female Libellula quadrimaculata
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/8.0    1/100s    ISO 400

    Female Libellula quadrimaculata
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 400

    Female Leucorrhinia rubicunda
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 400

    This Leucorrhinia albifrons plays save and decided to wait for next summer
    NIKON D200    ---    210mm    f/10.0    1/160s    ISO 400

    Thanks for looking!:smile:
    Last edited by a moderator: May 21, 2007
  2. mdsign


    Jun 14, 2006
    Lol nice series. are you gonna take that last one home? Love to go out and shoot with you some day.

    cheers, Mark
  3. Beautiful, Jukka. I'm just downloading my first shots this year - but I know I can't match these.

  4. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Hej Jukka

    Great series. I like them very much. Where do you find all those different kinds? I see that they were taken with your D200. Focal length 210?

    I was out today trying to find some Odonatas. Only saw one in flight and some empy shells.
  5. Jukka -

    These are spectacular, as usual!


  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow just beautiful
  7. a truly spectacular series Jukka
  8. Thanks, Mark! :smile:

    The larva is Leucorrhinia albifrons which is protected so it was released. But the guy who was with us yesterday catched some other larvas which he took home into aquarium...

    Well, it´s relatively easy to get here :smile:

    Thanks Alan! :smile:

    I look forward to see your shots!

    Tak Torben! :smile:

    We have such a great waters here. You should come to see them yourself :smile: And ofcourse we have great posting list here so we know very well what is happening where and when...

    Shot with Sigma 150mm + 1.4x tc = 210mm

    Saturday morning we weren´t that lucky: we visited in 3 different places, saw only two dragons but then 4th place we hit the jackpot, hundreds of C. hastulatums, some L. rubicundas, two L. quadrimaculatas... and ofcourse yesterday there were even more of these, probably more than 100 L. quadrimaculatas + several emerging C. aeneas. So one of our gurus was perfectly right when he predicted there´s going to be mass emergins starting from saturday morning...

    What we noticed that newly emerged ones were very difficult to shoot as soon as they got disturbed they flew straight into woods, so there weren´t that many of them posing for us... I´m sure this weekend they´ll be much easier to photograph as they arent so afraid of their new element anymore :smile: ... Maybe that´s what you saw too, as we saw only 2-3 dragons flying like they "normally" fly, rest of them hiding and waiting to get all of their strenght...

    Thanks, Eric! Kiitos itsellesi, Eric! :smile:

    Thanks, Gale! :smile:

    Thanks, Dave! :smile:
  9. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Guess I forgot that Finland is the land of the thousand lakes. You must have so many wet areas to go to. Would love to come and shoot sometime.
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