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Aug 13, 2018 12:06 |  #181

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Beautiful shots. Incredible how the right damselfly in the second shot seems to be frozen in the air, with no motion blur at all in the wings.


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Aug 13, 2018 12:11 |  #182

There are loads of these darters around right now. I'm not entirely sure which species these are, as there are a couple that look very similar, but I think they might be ruddy darters.
Shooting them was a bit of a challenge as they didn't seem to like the shade and the sun was super-bright and high overhead. I had to get close enough so I would cast a shadow on them to avoid burnt out reflections of the sun on their eyes (which, additionally, would have resulted in ugly double reflections as I was using a flash).


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Aug 13, 2018 12:22 |  #183


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Aug 13, 2018 14:40 |  #184

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Aug 13, 2018 17:58 |  #185

Michael456 wrote in post #18683393 (external link)
There are loads of these darters around right now. I'm not entirely sure which species these are, as there are a couple that look very similar, but I think they might be ruddy darters.
Shooting them was a bit of a challenge as they didn't seem to like the shade and the sun was super-bright and high overhead. I had to get close enough so I would cast a shadow on them to avoid burnt out reflections of the sun on their eyes (which, additionally, would have resulted in ugly double reflections as I was using a flash).

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Incredibly nice close-ups.


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Aug 13, 2018 21:25 |  #186

Dragonfly perched on an Alligator


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Aug 13, 2018 23:50 |  #187

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That is a very unique, cool shot Paul.


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Aug 14, 2018 04:46 |  #188

Vagrant darter male

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Aug 14, 2018 07:37 |  #189

Michael456 wrote in post #18683393 (external link)
There are loads of these darters around right now. I'm not entirely sure which species these are, as there are a couple that look very similar, but I think they might be ruddy darters.
Shooting them was a bit of a challenge as they didn't seem to like the shade and the sun was super-bright and high overhead. I had to get close enough so I would cast a shadow on them to avoid burnt out reflections of the sun on their eyes (which, additionally, would have resulted in ugly double reflections as I was using a flash).

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Well it worked out well - beautiful detail.




  
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Aug 14, 2018 07:39 |  #190

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Wonderful shots and color.




  
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Aug 14, 2018 07:41 |  #191

paul katinas wrote in post #18683736 (external link)
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Wow! What a combo! :lol: Great shot.




  
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Aug 15, 2018 02:16 |  #192

More male demoiselles.

Beautiful Demoiselle:


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Aug 15, 2018 02:21 |  #193

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More male demoiselles.

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Awsome,shots, Michael!!


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Aug 16, 2018 06:25 |  #194

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On close inspection, the Cardinal seems to have a beak-full of different insects and the legs showing look too delicate for a dragonfly, and the long body looks more like a caterpillar to me. I am ready to be told that I'm wrong, but I think that there are very few birds that can catch dragonflies, even at rest, because of their superb all-round visikon and very fast reaction times. But maybe the Cardinal is one of them, or just got lucky...?

Looks like a cranefly and as you say a Cat of somesort.
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Aug 16, 2018 06:43 |  #195

Trik wrote in post #18681690 (external link)
...but I think that there are very few birds that can catch dragonflies,....

Of course when they emerge they can't get away:

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Hobby (bird of prey like a scaled up swallow in flight characteristics) catches them in flight.

I don't have a shot of one with prey on my server just now but this what a Hobby looks like:
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