Dragons Galore!

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  1. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    Shot a lot of photos this weekend at Brushy Creek here in north Round Rock, TX. Still a lot of dragonfly and damselfly activity.

    All captured with a Canon 30D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, and this DIY Ring-Flash.

    #1 Roseate Skimmer - Orthemis ferruginea
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    #2 Green Darner Mating Pair - Anax junius with added mating damsels in flight.
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    #3 Green Darner Pair - Anax junius
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    #4 Eastern Pondhawk - Erythemis simplicicollis eating a damselfly.
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    #5 Damselfly in Flight
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    #6 Blue Dasher Dragonfly - Pachydiplax longipennis
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    Thanks for looking and comments always welcome.
    Roy
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Number 5 is a damsel I think (least it looks similar to the damsels we have over here)
    and I have to say this is some of the most impressive dragonfly photos I have seen to date! The eating is a very rare sight, hardly ever seen one eating and the first has great colours!
    Great shooting - thanks for sharing!
     
  3. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Overread for the comments. Yep, #5 is a damsel...in flight.

    -Roy
     
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    nice macro work. last one kinda cracks me up.
     
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    LOL last one just screams Wuuuzzzzzzzzzzzz Upppppppppppp!!!!!
     
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    Very cool photos, i love the last one, looks like a monkey's face haha
     
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    danir No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very nice
     
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    CreAting iMagERy Art TPF Noob!

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    Haha I feel the same way. The eyes and the bottom part that looks like a mouth.
     
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    I love macros, great work.
     
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    Great macro shots.

    Thanks by the way. I've been looking for a good macro lense.
     

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