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Another shot from Wednesday morning - three four-spotted chasers (Libellula quadrimaculata) warming up in the early morning sun. This group were nicely positioned to show off all angles but were quite a challenge to establish the focal plane to keep them all crisp. 20 minutes later and they were all airborne!

Amazing to think that there must have been similar scenes to this, 300 million years ago; the only difference being that the dragonflies would have had 30cm wing spans, no photographers and no mosquitoes!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 May 2012 - 5:43 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Waiting for breakfast time
Username:livinglevels livinglevels
Uploaded:1 Jun 2012 - 8:13 PM
Tags:Dragonfly, Four-spotted chaser, Ham Wall reserve, Insect, Libellula quadrimaculata, Macro, Somerset levels, Warm-up, Wildlife / nature
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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 8:44 PM

Lovely capture
Ju

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 8:45 PM

Wouldn't have needed macro lenses for those big un's mate........Wife managed a shot the other day down at Ham Wall of 9 all sat on a clump of cut reeds, I've had to process it as a panoramic image just to get them all in. I've no doubt she'll post it when she's that way inclined. She's too busy showing of her cuckoo's at the moment Smile
Good capture, but the flash makes it look a little un-natural, couldn't be helped though......Well done.

Ade

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 - 9:14 PM

Beautiful capture... So nice to get three of them in such good poses! Well done you... IB

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 - 10:44 PM

Very good shot.
Tony

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JohnoP
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2 Jun 2012 - 1:24 PM

Nicely done! John

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