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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2017, 10:33:23 AM »
I like it when there are more dragomflies in a single shot.

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2017, 03:03:55 AM »
I can see that during this year's kayak season I am going to have to take a lot more dragonfly photos.  :D

I have a few from over the years, but they usually aren't a priority for photos to post.  The guy I used to kayak with a lot, Frank, used to have them land on the Dagger logo on his boat- he thought maybe they were attracted to it because it looked like a flower.



I'm not sure if they were attracted to it or if it was a coincidence, or just a good spot to land, but all of the ones that seemed to land on his boat landed on the logo.

When I get out on the water I'm like an aircraft carrier, with a swarm of interceptors buzzing around me!

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2017, 04:28:35 AM »
I have a bright yellow station wagon, and all sorts of insects find the colour very attractive, but no dragonflies unfortunately  :(

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2017, 04:36:15 AM »
I nominate the picture in Reply #16 for a possible MTO calendar entry! 

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2017, 08:21:46 AM »
Thank you, Detron. I don't think the pic will scale up to calendar size, but thanks.

For the calendar, I would prefer the pics by Steve, or SAK Guy, or Sneider, or ....
I think their pics are better than mine and better fit the MTo theme.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2017, 05:06:56 PM »
Thank you, Detron. I don't think the pic will scale up to calendar size, but thanks.

For the calendar, I would prefer the pics by Steve, or SAK Guy, or Sneider, or ....
I think their pics are better than mine and better fit the MTo theme.

well, that may be true, but it was a great picture.

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2017, 01:59:38 AM »
Agreed!

It is indeed a great photo!

Def





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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2017, 03:16:19 AM »
My contribution to the cause.  :tu:

Pictures were taken while waiting at a train station during my Japan trip last September. It was raining, many dragonflies stayed at the glass windows. Camera was of a Samsung S6.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2017, 03:37:16 AM »
Very cool shots!

Def





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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2017, 09:50:41 AM »
Very cool shots!

Def

+1!

They do exactly the same thing as I'm doing when it's raining. Looking out, waiting for it to stop!
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2017, 12:21:09 PM »

If you want to be happy, be.
(Leo Tolstoy)
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2017, 02:24:26 PM »
There is a Dragonfly-Classic:
http://news.victorinox.co...tion-design-contest-2017/

Thanks, I know and I voted for it, and will definitely buy it. I already have the Spyderco Dragonfly Tattoo.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2017, 07:22:13 PM »
There is a Dragonfly-Classic:
http://news.victorinox.co...tion-design-contest-2017/

Thanks, I know and I voted for it, and will definitely buy it. I already have the Spyderco Dragonfly Tattoo.

 :cheers:

Dragonflies - these elegant flight acrobats - have fascinated me as a child.
In my childhood I spent a lot of time at a forest lake, since it always had imperator dragonflies (Anax imperator)
I sometimes had larvae in the aquarium. They have a telescopic pliers with which they catch polliwog and small fish.
Today I rarely see an imperator dragonfly. They are shy - and I am a bad photographer - so I never caught one with the camera.

Here is an old photo of some small species:


If you want to be happy, be.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2017, 08:10:27 PM »
That's a Blue Featherleg (Platycnemis pennipes) and a great shot!

 :like:
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2017, 12:57:43 AM »
This pic should be here of course. One of the 2017 LE Classics.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2017, 01:05:50 AM »
These spydies are nice too (they're not mine  >:(.)
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2017, 09:47:44 PM »
In the news today: Chinese researchers found some 100 million years old featherlegs trapped in amber.

 

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