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Typewriter of the Air

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by j.ankanpaa, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Hello!

    Somehow this male Aeshna cyanea reminded me of a typewriter. He was patrolling close above water level in a ditch. He had a starting point and it was like after every word he wrote, he stopped for awhile and hovered still, all the way to the end of a row. Bling! He returned to the starting point to write a new row...

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    Taken with D200, Nikkor 300mm AF-S F4.

    Thanks for looking! :smile:
     
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    Sep 18, 2007
    London
  3. Very nice, Jukka

    If only our Aeshnas would hover, I could try for some flight shots, too!

    You should follow your own advice: "I would avoid cutting the wings" :biggrin:

    Cheers,

    Larry
     
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    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    :m41::wink:
     
  5. You got me there! :tongue:


    By the way, didn´t you mentioned once you have A. juncea there too. Those hover still a lot and often very predictably...
     
  6. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Great DIF shots Jukka. I never thought of this beautiful dragon as a typewriter but true enough, he often flies the same trail over and over again. Sometimes he will come up close to you and look you in the eyes. :smile:
     
  7. Excellent work Jukka. What's the keeper rate on these types of shots?
     
  8. 3whiteroses

    3whiteroses

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    May 23, 2008
    Maryland
    Fantastic set of images!
     
  9. Awesome shots!

    You should number them for easy reference.
     
  10. Amazing photos....you have to be the "fastest draw on the cafe". Thanks for posting.

    Rob
     
  11. Tak, Torben!

    This one too came pretty darn close few times, I guess a 50mm would be the best choise in those situations...

    Thanks, Rich!

    I think I took about 80 shots and I kept about 20...

    Thanks, Angela!

    Thanks, Alex!

    Will do! :smile:

    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Actually, my camera was on a tripod and I just wait the Dragon to enter inside the "range". As mentioned he was doing it over and over again so I got many chances to try to shoot him, I didn´t need to follow him arround, just wait... it wasn´t that difficult...
     
  12. once again you astound me!
     
  13. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Excellent!
     
  14. I have Aeshna constricta near me....taken last year

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    beautiful shots by the way Jukka - I need to get out and try to find some new dragons to shoot
     
  15. Marcos

    Marcos

    308
    Nov 20, 2005
    FL, USA.
    Nice

    Very Nice!!
     
  16. Great series DIF.
     
  17. ArtScott

    ArtScott

    Jul 11, 2009
    WICHITA, KS
    very well done.
     
  18. very nice, do you use a 500D or just the lens?
     
  19. Sweet Jukka, fantastic captures.
     
  20. awesome and great capture!
     
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