Yeehah! Got my first flying damselfly.

kilofoxtrott

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Hi folks,

I've made it on Saturday at neigbors pond!
After watching a big dragonfly in our hedge I hurried into the house to get the camera. 105 was still mounted. When I returned I only see the dragon vanishing over the roof.
At that moment our neigbors returned from walking the dog and I ask for permision to enter their lot. "No problem ... if you take pictures of our dog one day ..."
I sat down at the pond and watched ...
And then I saw them!

The blue ones are "Hufeisen Azurjungfern" - Horseshoe azur damselflies
The red ones are "Frühe Adonislibelle" - Early Adonis damselflies

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(5) This picture really makes me proud - first one in flight! Yeah!


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(9) Who are you?


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Regards from Germany
Klaus
 
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I can see the absolute intense effort here. these are great!

you got some great composition as well as really sharp images.

Nice job by you "seeing" and using your camera!
 

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Hi folks,

thank you for the compliments.
It really makes me proud...

Congrats, Klaus! I can't get one of these, and you've got three in a shot! That was a good day!
Dossy, as far as I remember there are dragons in Florida too.
When I went to the pond I didn't expected to take such pictures.

When they are in flight, even 1/8000s is not fast enough, but when they sit down or hover it's easy to take a picture. And mostly they came back to the same spot.

I sat at the pond watching them, to realize where they go after each flight and one surprised me by sitting on top of my lens :tongue: before I made one pic.

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Congrats Klaus
They are very plentiful her in Denmark, and it is like you wrote, they come to you if your close to a pond or Water.
Great series
Nico
 

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