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Posted By: SSGGeezer, 07-12-2020, 04:33 PM

Another interesting specimen of dragonfly in my yard today just before the rain showers started. This dragonfly has both a few mites as well as a metallic appearing nose. I have more of himm taken with my K-1 and 55-300 PLM also for comparison once the images get uploaded.

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Green dominant color, very beautiful the rendering of pastel colors, yes.
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Great detail and good DOF
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Thanks Maw and Em. He let me get so close I had to back up for minimum focusing distance! The PLM shots turned out pretty well with the K-1 also but the 150-450 is just so very... very good.

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That came out very well with excellent focus and a clean background that makes it really stand out. I have not seen one of this color in my area, but I got out last weekend and photographed several varieties that I will be posting soon.
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Here he is with the DA 55-300 PLM





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Very beautiful creatures,

In the city you cannot see any more, only when I was in a seaside resort did I catch a glimpse of some of them, the progress and the pollution that advancing, unfortunately.
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I love dragonfly photos .

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Really stunning photography. Expertly captured and presented. Many thanks for sharing.

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Beautiful captures. Have any idea what those red bits are on its sides? Eggs perhaps?
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Beautiful captures. Have any idea what those red bits are on its sides? Eggs perhaps?
Those are mites. They afflict a fairly large portion of the dragonflies in my area. here is a lady Dragon with both eggs, (under the tail area,) and a worse infestation of mites. 2019 with KP and PLM.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SSGGeezer Quote
Those are mites. They afflict a fairly large portion of the dragonflies in my area. here is a lady Dragon with both eggs, (under the tail area,) and a worse infestation of mites. 2019 with KP and PLM.
Thanks for the info. Very interesting.
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excellent shot (and very photogenic model)
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