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Dragonfly laying eggs.

Dragonfly laying eggs.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Tamron 180mm Macro lens.
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-30 0:57
Viewed: 3392
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I visited the reserve again today and whilst sitting on the side of the small pond watching the insects flying round in the sun, the baby Newts and Flatworms, this female Dragonfly chose a nearby stone to land on, dip her tail end into the water and lay some eggs. I managed to sneak near enough to take a photo or two before she flew off round the pond.
Camera setting:- ISO 400, Pattern metering, 180mm focal length, Auto exposure and White Balance, hand held.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To joey: DragonflyHeyshamite 4 09-01 12:44
To joey: DragonflyHeyshamite 1 09-01 10:17
To Lycaon: DragonflyHeyshamite 1 09-01 07:18
To vanderschelden: Canon 1Ds mark111Heyshamite 1 09-01 07:08
To vanderschelden: DragonflyHeyshamite 1 08-31 13:41
To Lycaon: DragonflyHeyshamite 1 08-30 13:21
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Moment nicely captured. Any idea on the species?

Hello Peter,
A superb image!
Great compo. I do like the water in it, the shrapness of the dragonfly especially the wings. No doubt.
Received your mail. Can't find it back though. Didn't know there was a new Canon Ds coming soon...?

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-01 9:14]
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Hi Peter,
Are you sure the male was the emperor lookalike?
This is no doubt a Brown Hawker with the bronze wings.
Sharp with great detail.
Well done,

  • Great 
  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-09-02 5:03]

Hi Peter,
This is a great compo and pose of your model. I like that we can see the wings so good.Good sharpness and focus on the head. Nice moment you have captured.
TFS Paula

  • Trigger (168)
  • [2007-09-05 9:07]

Great shot Peter, you are getting some lovely images from heysham reserve

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