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black
blue
male
dragonfly
odonata
orthetrum cancellatum
skimmer
tailed


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Black-tailed skimmer

Black-tailed skimmer
I really like the composition of this shot, but see it as "the one that got away". You all know the situation. You have a telephoto lens on the camera and a dragonfly settles nearby. You take a couple of banker shots and then switch to your macro lens. You creep up close, get the subject perfectly in focus, and just as you press the shutter, the dragonfly disappears, leaving you with a beautiful shot of nothing very much.

Clint Hudson, Pam Parsons, Todd J Dreyer, Peter Van Der Houwen and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Vivienne Beck
Vivienne Beck
It is a beauty with that lovely toned background - the blue looks so good against it! But I know exactly what you describe..Lol!
5 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Outstanding macro!
5 years ago.
Tricia Gibson
Tricia Gibson
Lovely and yes that sounds very familiar indeed - but walking in the heat has got me into the habit of leaving the lenses in the cupboard and keeping the 105 on whatever the subject, it seldom disappoints even with a long distance landscapes!
5 years ago.
Clint Hudson
Clint Hudson
Very nice
5 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
I really like the shot. And I am sure the dragonfly himself prefers tele lenses if asked.... ;)
5 years ago.