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26th June 2012, 06:35 AM
26th June 2012, 06:58 AM
Wow isn't nature beautiful? I really like the clarity and color of the last photo. Not that I didn't like the others but that is so different and so clear.
26th June 2012, 07:19 AM
Welcome to the board.
26th June 2012, 05:29 PM
You have a very interesting 'triple mating' with #1 Bobo.
I have seen this sort of thing occasionally and managed one decent photo last year.
Sometimes when a pair are mating, and frequently beforehand, a 'spare male' will attempt to dislodge the mating male or force himself in between that male and the female.
The 'spare male' can even get confused and try to mate with the first male.
After mating, the successful male tries to remain in contact with the female until she lays her eggs. As she is about to do in this photo.
Even then, a desperate other male will attempt to dislodge the mating male which this shot displays.
Not sure about US species but in the UK these would be Azure Damselflies.
Have you managed to capture a 'mating wheel' yet? That is to say male and female connected in a circle. If you are really lucky, the circle will form a heart shape.
The second image shows a female actually laying eggs. Not a species which which I am familiar though.
26th June 2012, 05:39 PM
Was tracking these 3 for a long time but managed to get only 1 shot.
Will try to get a wheel. Fingers crossed.
26th June 2012, 05:55 PM
Hi Bobo, nice images. Were they taken with your macro? As Muriel wrote I like the last best. Fantastic detail, great color. Keep shooting and posting.
26th June 2012, 06:15 PM
I was there initially to get pics of birds (GBH, swan, ducklings) so went in with the zoom. Still early after getting my fill of those shots and turned to the other stuff. Most of these were 4'-5' feet away and I could not get any closer so stuck with the zoom.
The spiders and wasps in the other threads were taken the same day but used the macro on those.