Photo of the Week #2

My second photo of the week post:

Broad-Bodied Chaser - Loughton Valley Park, Milton Keynes


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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful macro, I don't think I've seen this particular dragonfly before, with the pretty aqua color on the abdomen and brown at the bases of the wings.

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    1. Thank you. The yellow on the flanks gets more prominent as they age as well (I think this chap wasn't long emerged, maybe a day or so). It is also striking how "broad" the body is!

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    2. A spectacular macro shot of this beauty Ashley

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  2. Your new 70D looks to be working fine Ashley. A lovely crisp image there.

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    1. It is a joy to use and I'm loving the Image Quality over my old camera, I just need to get used to the newer functions and placement of buttons over my old one.

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  3. Great image - it will be a whine before I see any of this kind of beast in my garden!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  4. That has to be the most amazing thing i have seen all day i am so happy to have found your blog the picture is inspiring what lens did you use?

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    1. Wow, Thank you :) I use a canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, but it took a lot of patience to get that close :)

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    2. ooh i have the same lens i will have to try harder. your lucky the dragonfly didnt fly away

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    3. Oh he did numerous times but larger dragonflies usually have favourite perches to hunt from, so if you find one and wait they will return eventually. I wrote a post on photographing Dragonflies a while ago, it might help :) - http://www.viewsfromanurbanlake.co.uk/2014/05/how-to-photograph-dragonflies.html

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  5. gorgeous shot of the chaser. One we don´t have, so nice to see it.

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    1. Thank you, they are beauties, although I haven't got close to a female yet.

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  6. Interesting and beautiful dragonfly. The blue is quite striking.

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