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  1. #1871
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    Hot dragon

    Nice spidey Blindeye;
    Here is a dragonfly, a Calico Pennant. Actual size of this little guy is about 1-1 1/4", one of the smaller d'flies.
    This was shot last Thur. when I had a temp of 103.6F on my digital Thermometer. Photo proof is available.
    This was during our recent heatwave which has since broken, on fact today we didn't even break 80F.
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    Okay, Falconest, you need to change your ID to Dfly_Master

    I would consider a bit of post processing to give the wings a bit of shimmer.

  3. #1873
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    'Dfly_Master"

    That fits as I also shoot guys like this, which is a damselfly, similar but usually much smaller.
    Damselflies fold their wings along the length of their bodies and dragonflies usually don't.
    There are other differences as well but that is the easiest to see casually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgosden View Post
    Okay, Falconest, you need to change your ID to Dfly_Master

    I would consider a bit of post processing to give the wings a bit of shimmer.
    Well at least a bit of PP is done any way I usually add sharpness to help bring out the fine detail in wings and hair. Shimmer is usually brought out by directionality in lighting. OK I willuse that name at least occasionally.
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  5. #1875
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    Falconest,

    I figured DFly would cover damsels and dragons equally well.

  6. #1876
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    Dragonfly images are amazing Falconest174 !!!!
    I rarely see them - let alone have the camera ready to capture one!!
    I just spotted this little Moth in our garden in the shade the other day
    It waited long enough for me to find the cam and get one shot!
    I was going to go for a real close view - but it flew off!!
    It was pretty small anyway
    I think it is a Variant of Tiger moth.
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  7. #1877
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    I am frustrated with damson and dragonflies this year as the damsonflies are either not coming or are very late and the dragonflies will not stay still long enough to photograph!

  8. #1878
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    Apparently Falconest uses insect voodoo to get them to pose.

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    Apparently Falconest uses insect voodoo to get them to pose.
    LOL perhaps its his aftershave; going out for another go now.

    I even watch where they land and sit in wait but then they go and land somehwere else; I think they are playing with me.

  10. #1880
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    The little ba*****ds are taunting me I know they are! I just put my camera away and a nice dragonfly came and hovered about 2ft away from me!

    Nowhere near as many dragonflies today but hundreds of small skyblue Azure damsonflies; may be due to the amount of swifts around?

    Anyway I got some photos but this dragonfly had been in the wars - its wing tips were torn - and was not a nice metalic one.



    Perhaps our resident insect expert kgosden can explain why this variaty of dragon fly seems to like to come back to the same muddy spot; the same variaty did it last year as well.
    Last edited by Anthony; 08-01-2011 at 12:01 PM. Reason: Added last paragraph

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