Catch Me If You Can!
Hi again, Greg :)
I see your post and it's definitely BIG! :)
Aeshna grandis - a splendid and respect commanding insect that i have not seen yet :( I'm telling you: one day, we have to visit each other's favorite habitats so that we both can see and photograph new and interesting species ;)
From what i read in your note, this one is super difficult to catch in-flight, so the idea of a collage is exceptional! The outcome is a superb presentation, with 4 slightly different POVs that shot the characteristics of this species well. I think my favorite is the one in the left lower corner :)
Again, the best of luck to you and hope that you can picture as many different d-flies as possible!
Bravo, TFS and take care, my friend
PS: in your critique today, you mentioned a "secret weapon"...you made me very curious :) What is it??? A new lens or a new tactic, maybe??? :)
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-08-15 4:09]
You're too fast for me Greg!!
And these d-flies look to fast for you too.
Well done on your presentation - bravo!
- crs (3551)
- [2008-08-15 4:46]
Very nice collage showing the inflight dragon fly. I like the light from your photos showing nice colors of insect's body against the darker background.
Thank you for sharing,
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-08-15 8:45]
Dang it...Now you have me...this is synchronicity...just yesterday I tried to do this with one who was bombing me and circling but I got dizzy and almost fell trying to shoot it..if someone were watching me, they would not have known what I was doing and more than likely called the EMT's to rescue me:-) fine montage...
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-08-15 11:40]
Hi Greg. One more for the list , as you say not an easy one to get when inflight but you have done well. all four pictureds are difeerent. well done TFS.
Nick.. Have a good weekend. How is the young man .
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-08-15 20:44]
very nice work, excellent compilation of the four shots, you have captured the flying insect with good skills, i liked the first one the most,
tfs & regards
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-08-15 23:34]
Simply amazing collage of a very cute species taken at so impressive moment. Great freezing, amazing details and sharpness. Colour of the BG and reproduction of the pond (may be) surface are stunning. Great work. And my greetings.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-08-16 2:04]
A nice collage of this beautiful giant dragonfly. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-08-16 3:37]
Great collage showing the flying of a d-fly. TFS.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-08-16 4:18]
Hello Greg, Wonderful shot and a lovely collage of dragonflies. Good shot and I like the 2nd shot on the right with the blue eyes. Well done. Ganesh
- sranjan (5784)
- [2008-08-16 18:32]
Beautiful well panned inflight profiles of Aeshna grandis - Brown Hawker. Good key identification notes. TFS.
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2008-08-18 2:14]
Excellent collage of my favourite dragonfly.TFS, Oana