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This is the sequence I promised showing the whole pairing - apologies for the number of images. Some are better than others but it all happened very quickly and I had no time to make any adjustments to camera settings.

v1 - the female is sitting there minding her own business but the male has spotted her
v2 - getting closer
v3 - almost on her
v4 - landing
v5 - he pins her down while manoeuvring his abdomen to get a grip on her
v6 - this is yesterday's image - almost got his hold
v7 - the grip established he starts to walk forward off her
v8 - he starts to flap his wings and effectively starts to lift her bodily
v9 - as above - as he lifts her she can start to curl her abdomen underneath her
v10, 11, 12 - as above
v13 - the coupling is completed

Thanks for looking
Jason

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jul 2013 - 12:38 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Beautiful Demoiselles Pairing Sequence
Username:jasonrwl jasonrwl
Uploaded:31 Jul 2013 - 6:53 AM
Tags:Beautiful demoiselle, Damselfly, Insect, Wildlife / nature
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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:51 AM

Absolutely stunning sequence of images Jason!! Super work!!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
31 Jul 2013 - 8:01 AM

Super set of images, excellent work,
Fred.

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:03 AM

Superb set, well photographed.
chris

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1633 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:23 AM

Amazing sequence, Jason. any one is good in its own right. V2 is my personal favourite; excellent in flight capture, very difficult.
Nigel

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:25 AM

An amazing sequence of images Jason, I don't know how you do it!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Jul 2013 - 8:30 AM

These are amazing and informative Jason !! I have never seen this play out before !! Thanx !!

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:08 AM

An outstanding work, Jason. Excellent and beautiful display of the process.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 11:20 AM

Absolutely brilliant Jason, not only for the quality photgraphy
but also for understanding what we've seen - stand aside Mr Attenborough!
I think V6 is the best compostionally and it was on my shortlist yesterday - so maybe today
you'll get your award!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 1:12 PM

Excellent work, Jason.

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 4:36 PM

Fascinating - and well captured Jason!
Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:36 PM

I usually cannot spare the time to check our a dozen or so images, but thought this might be worth it-- It was and thank you so very much!

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 11:32 PM

superb set, Jason, v3 really stands out above them all for me.
ant.

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AlexAppleby
18 Aug 2013 - 4:02 PM

Excellent set of photos - I'm impressed.

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