A series of Twelve-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly images taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with an Extension Tube added for closer focusing on a Canon 1D mkIV. I was also using a Canon 600EX-RT Flash with a Better Beamer Flash Extender for filling in the shadows & to get more detail on the Dragonfly. All images are full frame, not cropped. I was shooting @ f/8 or f/11 for a smoother clean background.
They look a bit like bi-planes!
Yes! Now that you mentioned bi-planes they do sort of remind me of that!
Nice, Reed. I just shot one yesterday afternoon with the 7D and 100.
Thanks Steve! Hope you post your Twelve-spotted Skimmer image soon!
Wow, how beautiful and your picture on top is a real winner !
Thanks so much! They are fun photo subjects! I am always trying different ways to photograph them!
Amazing looking Dragonfly and your images are excellent, Reed. You have incredible patience and skill!
Thanks so much Jane! Dragonflies are some of my favorite photo subjects!
Amazing details, great work, Reed!
Thanks so much Donna! Dragonflies are fun photo subjects! And also challenging to get detail across the image.