Eastern scarlet darter (猩紅蜻蜓), Female

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  • #263313

    Hi all

    Taken this very common dragonfly last week. This female species is very much easier to close in than it’s male counterparts.

    #1 & #2 taken at appoximately 2.5X magnification, the most frustrating part to include the entire subject inside the frame…..

    #3 taken at 1X magnification, can’t resist shooting it because of the nice perch.

    C&C are welcome

    Cheers

    Yan Leong
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    #293578
    sleepycat
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    hi YL, awesome hi-mag shots! :kudos thumbsup:

    My pick is #2. Great sharpness and details on the eye. What is the approx working distance from front of your lens to the subject? :?:

    #1 I can see a cute duckling…anyone else? :D

    #293584
    sherwoei
    Member

    Yan Leong,
    Nice closeup. The sharpness and detail are :kudos thumbsup: .

    sherwoei

    #293585
    Lucida
    Spectator

    Yan Leong,
    WOW!!! very sharp CLOSE-UP!!! :o Swee!!! :kudos thumbsup:
    in #1, the face resembles an ape, i wonder… is that why it is called 猩紅蜻蜓? :?

    cheers
    pegi

    #293589

    Very nice close-up shot of the dragonfly. Love the details too :smile:

    #293603
    PA123
    Member

    Nice closeup :applause: .

    Cheers,
    Peter

    #293606
    stingRey
    Spectator

    Nice high mag rate shot YL.

    #1 I can see a cute duckling…anyone else? :D

    Ditto

    #293612
    sleepycat
    Member

    Yan Leong,
    WOW!!! very sharp CLOSE-UP!!! :o Swee!!! :kudos thumbsup:
    in #1, the face resembles an ape, i wonder… is that why it is called 猩紅蜻蜓? :?

    cheers
    pegi

    ah Lucida, the busy body side of me made me look up the chinese dictionary:
    猩红: 象猩猩血那样的红色; 血红
    ie. "scarlet"

    Hope that helps. :Innocent:

    #293613

    Hi all

    Thanks for the kind comments. :smile:

    And thanks Darren for the explaination of the chinese name. Most insects are named after the male counterpart, for the instant, scarlet, refer to the colour of the male.

    Btw, the working distance is 2 inches away from the subject.

    Cheers

    Yan Leong

    #293630
    Lucida
    Spectator

    thanks Darren and Yan Leong! Learnt something new today! :)

    cheers
    pegi

    #293635
    Luenny
    Member

    Very solid high mag shots sifu YL. :kow tow: :kow tow: :kow tow:

    #293647
    Cai, Yixiong
    Member

    Yan Leong,

    You are always pushing the limit!! :kow tow: What amaze me is not just the high mag but the use of front curtain flash for such a shot. Great!! :cheers:

    Cheers!
    Yixiong

    #293749

    Yan Leong,

    Excellent Close-up. Your reverse lens is working well. :kudos thumbsup: For #2 I will probably shift the lens slightly to the left and clone away the perch, but that just my preference.

    Cheers,
    SC

    #293976

    Hi WL & SC

    Thanks for the comments and feedback. :smile:

    Cheers

    Yan Leong

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