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Male Amberwing Dragonfly

Post by WingShooter » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:00 pm

The eastern amberwing is very small a species of dragonfly reaching a total length of no more than 25 mm. The males have orange or amber wings. The eastern amberwing dragonfly is one of the only types of dragonfly that actively mimics a wasp. The yellow and brown stripes on its abdomen encourage predators to stay away. When perched, they will wiggle their abdomen and wings in a wasp-like fashion to deter other animals from eating it. Males have an elaborate courtship ritual.
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Post by Duck » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:50 pm

WOW!

I can only imagine the patience it takes to get a shot as gorgeous as this one.
Incredible light, incredible detail, incredible image.
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Post by WingShooter » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:16 pm

Thanks Duck, They are the size of a wasp and most people do not even know it a dragonfly. The males are easier to spot than the plane colored females. I had to lay flat on the ground and had a towel supporting the lens. You need to get at the closest the lens will focus as they are very small. The D810 high pixels count helped with the cropping. I can not wait till I get my hands on the D850 as it will really help on subjects like this dragonfly.


Duck wrote:WOW!

I can only imagine the patience it takes to get a shot as gorgeous as this one.
Incredible light, incredible detail, incredible image.

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Post by St3v3M » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:33 pm

Is he smiling at you? Seriously, this is cool! S-
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Post by WingShooter » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:21 pm

I think he just had gas from a bad bug snack.

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Post by St3v3M » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:12 pm

WingShooter wrote:I think he just had gas from a bad bug snack.

Too funny! S-
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