Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by saxacat, Aug 29, 2019.
NOT a Kingfisher
Beauties, all of them.
I like the one with the folded wings especially.
Wonderful! #2 and #4 are out of the ordinary. I'd be really chuffed if I got those!
How about a comparison between #4 and #10 in photo-of-the-week https://www.birdguides.com/articles...Afv2vf2_S6dA19ErL4g26z67hrbrS3w33De~gqpRqXqVn
You are right in there with the tops!
Wow!, thanks; I might have to reappraise my appraisal criteria
The dragonfly is brilliant. Whenever I try I always end up with nothing or a back-view - to get one in flight and head-on is very good.
A lot of luck and a fair few deleted empty frames
I was on a boardwalk with high reeds on either side, the dragonfly was blocking my path, but would shoot off as I tried to get a shot. I read somewhere they're very territorial, so I waited for it to return, which it did numerous times, but I struggled with aiming the camera in the correct place and getting a focus lock. However, it was relatively obliging subject, in that it would hover still for 10 or 15 seconds at a time, so I eventually got the shot
Not sure on the species, but it seemed quite large as dragonflies go.
Male Blue Hawker I think. They are quite large.
I wish I could get shots like these: the third one could be cropped to portrait format and be a really good AP cover.
But they would deface it with other stuff that they believe they must have to attract casual purchasers (as a subscriber for whom this extra stuff is unimportant, I often wish the cover of my issue had only one main image and nothing else apart from the magazine title, price and bar code).
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