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Aug 03, 2007 08:09 |  #1

Here is my first attempt at shooting a dragon fly. Not as good as most, but an interesting view. I definitely need to get closer, but with my 60mm, I did the best I could without making it fly away.

Let me know what you guys think.

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Aug 03, 2007 08:56 |  #2

I believe the entomologists among the shooters here will tell you this is a damselfly. Similar to a dragonfly but generally smaller and easily differentiated from a dragonfly by the folding wings. A damselfly can fold the wings back parallel to the body; a dragonfly cannot fold the wings back, they are always perpendicular to the body.

A credible first attempt at a dragonfly ;) As you said, getting closer is key.




  
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Aug 03, 2007 09:14 |  #3

justjoem wrote in post #3661729 (external link)
I believe the entomologists among the shooters here will tell you this is a damselfly. Similar to a dragonfly but generally smaller and easily differentiated from a dragonfly by the folding wings. A damselfly can fold the wings back parallel to the body; a dragonfly cannot fold the wings back, they are always perpendicular to the body.

A credible first attempt at a dragonfly ;) As you said, getting closer is key.


I agree on all counts. With an exception of Lestidae (Spreadwings), which don't have their wings folded, all damselflies have their wings folded :)

Oh I think you have "perpendicular" and "parallel" mixed up ;)


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Aug 03, 2007 09:20 as a reply to  @ Leorooster's post |  #4

yep got to get closer to them crittter. i just got my first decent shot of one today myself.

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Aug 03, 2007 09:23 |  #5

Leorooster wrote in post #3661849 (external link)
I agree on all counts, with an exception of Lestidae (Spreadwings), which don't have their wings folded :)

Oh I think you have "perpendicular" and "parallel" mixed up ;)

Adrian I think you have yours the wrong way perpendicular is at right angle and parallel is running in the same plane. So the statement: A damselfly can fold the wings back parallel to the body; a dragonfly cannot fold the wings back, they are always perpendicular to the body. Is in fact correct.;)

Jalal You said it yourself You need to get closer.


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Aug 03, 2007 09:30 |  #6

Attic wrote in post #3661902 (external link)
Adrian I think you have yours the wrong way perpendicular is at right angle and parallel is running in the same plane. So the statement: A damselfly can fold the wings back parallel to the body; a dragonfly cannot fold the wings back, they are always perpendicular to the body. Is in fact correct.;)

Jalal You said it yourself You need to get closer.



LOL........I think now I know what you and justjoem meant. The way I look at it is that the top of the body is the "plane". If you see it that way, then the statement is incorrect. However, if you and justjoem see the side of the body as the "plane", then the statement makes perfect sense.......interestin​g..........


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Aug 03, 2007 13:47 |  #7

EXIF data f2.8. You need f11 - f13 to get good DOF.
To get closer you have to learn to stalk your pray.
Noise is due to the heavy cropping you have done.
Good try,don't be put of.


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