Typewriter of the Air

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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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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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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
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...
 
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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:
 
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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:
Tak, Torben!

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

Excellent work Jukka. What's the keeper rate on these types of shots?
Thanks, Rich!

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

Fantastic set of images!
Thanks, Angela!

Awesome shots!

You should number them for easy reference.
Thanks, Alex!

Will do! :smile:

Amazing photos....you have to be the "fastest draw on the cafe". Thanks for posting.

Rob
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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...
 
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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...
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
 
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