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Dragonfly up close and personal

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Dragonfly up close and personal

Migrant hawker dragonfly. Kew Gardens, UK (cropped photo)



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Registered: January 2004
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Date: Sun January 25, 2004
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Another strong image.
Mark Goldstein
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#1 Mon January 26, 2004 5:10pm

I would have loved to see the dragonfly's feeler thingys (?) in focus. Great shot though.
#2 Thu February 5, 2004 1:52pm

I agree. It was my first day out with the 75-300mm and I hadn't yet got comfortable with its capabilities. When I got the image back on the PC I was somewhat disappointed with the sharpness. I'm sure I'll get another pop at it Smile
#3 Thu February 5, 2004 7:20pm

Love the shot, would have liked to have seen a little more length to it though
#4 Sun February 29, 2004 11:21pm

Glad you liked the shot! The full photo (this is a crop) has more length to it. You can view it in the fauna and flora section of my website (www.snowdune.net).
#5 Sun February 29, 2004 11:25pm

Just wondered how long you had to wait for this dragonfly to get into position, and how far away from it you were
#6 Sun March 7, 2004 12:18pm

There were about 3 of these patrolling the same section of reeds and I spent about an hour taking shots of them (both in flight and when they settled). It helped that they had a limited set of vantage points that they preferred to settle on. For this shot I was around a metre or so away from the insect. Shot was hand held with an image stabilised lens.
#7 Sun March 7, 2004 12:54pm

Luverly! Excellent light exposure, great coloration.
#8 Tue March 30, 2004 5:40pm

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