mating dragonflies

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  1. iamsneaky13

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    I have literally seen one dragonfly near my house in my life, that is until yesterday. i was outside reading when two connected dragons flew by. i ran inside to get my stuff, and set up my rig, and when i went back out there were two pairs, on the same bush. it was really odd. criticism and
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    This is crazy! Really cool. Didn't know they mated like that. lol. I love the pictures though! I think number two would have been better if the wings weren't cut off. But other than that, I like them all.
     
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    I think the eye says it all. Yikes.

    Seriously, awesome captures. How much crop on these?
     
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    Very cool! Dragonflys are my favorite.:thumbup:
     
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    no cropping on any of them. thanks for the comments guys!
    @mr. shaleyberg neith pair of damselflies actually got around to mating. the male clamps down on its thorax, and holds her there for a long time. in that time the female has to decide whether to mate with the male or not. i think that both males were rejected. i could be wrong though, i didn't watch them after they broke off from eachother.
     
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    Some great captures there! Nice clarity.
     
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    nice one mate
     
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    Those are the coolest! Never seen anything like that before
     
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    thanks guys, i really was just lucky to have the oportunity to shoot such amazing creatures(i hate that i used the word creatures)! although i do think that i don't know about #1 because the eyes are not in focus. but i have basically the same shot with just the eyes in focus, but the tail of the other one, and the body are out of focus. So i am going to attempt to stack them, but they are a little different exposure, so i don't know how its going to work out.
     
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    nice shots but it seems the focus on the eyes were out.

    These creatures do prove hard to focus cos the eyes are extreamely big compared to their bodies. ;)
     
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    yeah it like that on number one because i wanted to focus on the other ones tail, to show it grabbing her. i think the focus on four is ok though!
     

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