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Old 15th of August 2006 (Tue)   #1
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Default Dragonfly mating zoom

Pair of common darters mating- wonder if this is the same male I had a chat with the other day putting his words into action see http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=202704

I'm sure he's giving me a thumbs up in the last shot

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Old 15th of August 2006 (Tue)   #2
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#7 is my fave Great series
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Old 15th of August 2006 (Tue)   #3
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Great series as usual. I picture your garden as just a huge cloud of dragonflies! You seem to be able to capture so many great shots of them.
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Old 15th of August 2006 (Tue)   #4
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As usual, simply wonderful Brian. #7 and #8 for me, but they're all excellent.

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it gives a whole new meaning to the "I have a headache" thing. LOL Wonderful tack sharp photos as always.
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Another great series I also like the thumbs up shot
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Old 16th of August 2006 (Wed)   #7
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Great series as usual. I picture your garden as just a huge cloud of dragonflies! You seem to be able to capture so many great shots of them.
Thanks Paul
Not quite a cloud but I can normally find between 3 to 6 of these Darters on a sunny day some are often in the front garden (away from the pond). Haven't seen many Hawker dragonflies this year though.
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it gives a whole new meaning to the "I have a headache" thing. LOL Wonderful tack sharp photos as always.
Thanks Tirzah,
- yes can't help thinking that's got to hurt.
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Thanks for the comments all
Interestingly two of the shots were taken with the MPE-65 (20D) and the rest with the 105mm EX with 35mm of ext tubes (300D).
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Excellent series Brian!
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Great series. Amazing sharpness, composition and dof.
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ANother great set of photos Brian. Wish I could get that quality with my Sigma macro!

In that last picture he sure has a big smile!
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Thanks again all
red_fan I was using 35mm of ext tubes with the sigma.
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lovely series...well composed and full of details.

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wow nice ones!! awsome pics!!
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