We were walking around Davidsons Mill Pond Park looking for Dragonflies to photograph. We did not see any by the small pond so we went down by the Lake. There the first ones I saw were a pair of Lancet Dragonflies mating. It was not in the usual “Heart” formation” but somewhat close. I was using a 300mm lens @ f/11 with a 1.4X Teleconverter on a Canon 7D. Using f/11 I got enough detail on my subjects but still had a smoother non-cluttered looking background. I also focused on each area of the Dragonflies I was shooting for the panorama instead of stopping down more for a cleaner looking background when the images are blended. The Featured Image is a 2 image Pano to get them both in the image.
Yes! Fun to come across them mating!
Great shots, Reed! They sure don’t look comfortable, do they?!! 😉
Yes, I agree! But they are fun to photograph!
Excellent, Reed. You must have been far away with that set up. Nice creamy background and crisp subject. 😃
Thanks so much Jane! They are fun photo subjects!
Unusual to see them in this position. Nice catch,Reed. Guess they wanted to spice things up a bit.
Yes! It was a little different than usual! Sorry for the delay in replying!
Quite the balancing act. Very nice, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! They are fun photo subjects! Sorry for the delay in responding!