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Old Sep 2, 2011, 7:13 PM   #1
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These were taken at a muddy pond but the colors and varieties were too cool not to post.
I thought I swore off dragonflies but here goes.
StefanS is much better but I got one with auto focus, fast shutter speed so the wings are frozen and the landing gear is up.











These are kind of meh but they have the colors.



This is a 100% crop.



This was a good day, I never knew there were so many varieties.
Until this camera and this forum, these bugs went unnoticed.
For me this is truly an education and a new world.

Thanks for the views, cheers.
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Old Sep 2, 2011, 7:36 PM   #2
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Spectacular! Awesome variety. Those are great pictures, thanks for posting #1, having spent many hours trying for a shot like that really makes me appreciate it. Sometimes pics don't have to win contests for sharpness for others to enjoy. That being said, your detail on the violet dfly is superb.
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Old Sep 3, 2011, 11:06 AM   #3
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Agree with Bil, excellent shots and a great variety of DFlys. What a beautiful DFly the violet is!

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Those are great colors - have never seen the colorful ones around here.
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Old Sep 3, 2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments, I have never seen so many colors, much less in one place.
That day they were all over the pond chasing each other.
There was an orange one (besides the one in the last shot) that I could not capture.
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Old Sep 3, 2011, 6:00 PM   #6
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WOW - what stunning shots and the DFly colours are out of this world. You have done an excellent job with the colours and clarity. Come one, do share your tips as well as these shots beat my crap effort hands down
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Great captures of the amazing odonate diversity!

That last one (eastern amberwing) sure is a tiny one, isn't it? You must have been quite close...
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