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An in-flight Dragonfly - I think it is a Male Southern Hawker(Aeshna cynea) as opposed to a Male Common Hawker(Aeshna juncea), but I am sure somebody will put me right Smile Taken while hovering over the swimming pool from a distance of 3.9m

Many thanks for your support of my last upload, with a special thank you to Zoran(Bzox), Lynne(LynneJoyce), Ken(franken) and Richard(MossyOak) for their User Awards - all really appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Aug 2013 - 5:29 PM
Focal Length:500mm taken 3.9m from subject
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/5000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Mother Nature's Helicopter
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:9 Aug 2013 - 9:03 PM
Tags:Aeshna cynea, Aeshna juncea, Common hawker, Dragonfly, Helicopter, Insect, Male, Mother nature, Southern hawker, Wildlife / nature
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 9:35 PM

One of the best 'in flight' captures I've seen!
Such wonderful detail and such a tiny subject to focus on.
Richard

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AlexAppleby
9 Aug 2013 - 10:11 PM

Wonderful

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 10:26 PM

Great shot

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2013 - 10:40 PM

A tremendous inflight capture Sylvia, you've timed this one to perfection. You did brilliantly to nail this one

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 11:07 PM

Very well captured, Sylvia.
Tony

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SteveMackay
9 Aug 2013 - 11:32 PM

Wonderful in flight capture Sylvia!, so hard to get and the detail is superb!, love it!Smile

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speybay
speybay  10 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 - 11:34 PM

Absolutely inch perfect Syliva.

Ian

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AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
10 Aug 2013 - 3:15 PM

Beautiful Sylvia, love the title as well. Ann.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2194 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 3:32 PM


Quote: A tremendous inflight capture Sylvia, you've timed this one to perfection. You did brilliantly to nail this one

Superb photography

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 6:35 PM

' On Gossamer Wings' Sylvia. Superb.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 8:31 AM

Amazing in flight captureSmile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 4:39 PM

Great in flight Sylvia
with spot on details
Lillian

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 10:17 PM

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Yesterday one flew into our living room, an made quite a buzz!
Super captuere, all the more as these things are so very quick and restless.
Johanna

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 2:17 PM

Tried this on a few occasions Sylvia but haven't got on as good ....yet! Wink
Geoff.

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