Blue Dasher Dragonflies Mating

I was photographing the usual Blue Dasher Dragonflies at the pond when all of a sudden a female showed up. A male started mating with the female, landing in front of me. After that, the female started laying eggs in the pond, flying back and forth, dipping into the water, giving me a chance to get quite a few shots. Here is just a sampling.

Blue Dashers Mating. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm DO IS f/4, 32mm of extension tubes, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, 25mm extension tubes, Fill flash, with Better Beamer Flash Extender, – 2 stops, f/8, 1/1600 sec., -2 stops, ISO 1250

 

 

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Female Blue Dasher Moving Around, Laying Eggs in Water. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm DO IS f/4, 32mm of extension tubes, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, 25mm extension tubes, Fill flash, with Better Beamer Flash Extender, – 2 stops, f/8, 1/1000 sec., -2 stops, ISO 1250

Female Blue Dasher Laying Eggs in Water. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm DO IS f/4, 32mm of extension tubes, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, 25mm extension tubes, Fill flash, with Better Beamer Flash Extender, – 2 stops, f/8, 1/1000 sec., -2 stops, ISO 1250

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Female Blue Dasher Laying Eggs in Water. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm DO IS f/4, 32mm of extension tubes, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, 25mm extension tubes, Fill flash, with Better Beamer Flash Extender, – 2 stops, f/8, 1/1000 sec., -2 stops, ISO 1250

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