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Insects in flight-22

Insects in flight-22
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC RX10 IV, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 8.8-220
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-24 7:26
Viewed: 502
Points: 8
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Insects in flight-22 :
Why did I want to catch the insects flying? It has to do with the old saying of a population geneticist : “It seems to me that photography describes what animals do when they are doing nothing interesting”. Ok, flying is interesting, but preying, copulating, egg laying, nesting too. Here is an example of something going on : the male Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella, Hufeisen-Azurjungfer. Coenagrionidae) holds the female by the neck and flies around with her for a long time after the transfer of sperm. It is a case of mate guarding, it insures that the male is not cuckolded.

Technicals: 1/2’000 sec, f/4, ISO 800, tele 600 mm eq., flash

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Hi Dietrich,
This image's simply gorgeous. Nice composition with awesome sharpness, and the shallow DoF helps to gain attention on the flying insects only. That's class, as we say in Ireland. :-)
Kind regards, László

Stunningly sharp capture of mating Damselflies in flight, Dietrich.
The ideal DOF makes the insects stand out sharply.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-09-25 9:47]

Hi Dietrich,maybe the most easy to do in your serie,i know very well the azure damselflies that are very common in my country too. Easy but another time the result is wonderful,perfect sharpness and bright colors too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-09-26 1:18]

Very nice moment! It is not easy to cach them in flight and you did it!
Thank you for sharing them in action!

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