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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.

Top to bottom Broad-bodied Chaser, Hairy Hawker, Migrant Hawker.
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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.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #36 on: February 06, 2017, 01:59:38 AM
Agreed!

It is indeed a great photo!

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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 #38 on: February 06, 2017, 03:18:42 AM
The rest
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #39 on: February 06, 2017, 03:37:16 AM
Very cool shots!

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

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+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
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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.com/en/vote-win-classic-limited-edition-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.com/en/vote-win-classic-limited-edition-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:

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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!

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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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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #48 on: April 06, 2017, 04:54:06 PM
This is such a great thread and the pictures within are terrific.  I wish I could attract a squadron to my yard to eat up all the mosquitos that have multiplied since we got more rain that normal. 

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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #49 on: April 06, 2017, 06:41:22 PM
This is such a great thread and the pictures within are terrific.  I wish I could attract a squadron to my yard to eat up all the mosquitos that have multiplied since we got more rain that normal.

Dragonfly season has only just begun. Possibly the mosquitos will attract them without your help. Planting some lemongrass may also help to get rid of the mosquitos.


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #50 on: April 06, 2017, 06:48:52 PM
This is such a great thread and the pictures within are terrific.  I wish I could attract a squadron to my yard to eat up all the mosquitos that have multiplied since we got more rain that normal.

Dragonfly season has only just begun. Possibly the mosquitos will attract them without your help. Planting some lemongrass may also help to get rid of the mosquitos.

I've been looking at some plants to grow that will attract them both for their beauty and for their help. 

Thanks for the tip  :salute:
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #51 on: April 06, 2017, 07:11:17 PM
This is such a great thread and the pictures within are terrific.  I wish I could attract a squadron to my yard to eat up all the mosquitos that have multiplied since we got more rain that normal.

Dragonfly season has only just begun. Possibly the mosquitos will attract them without your help. Planting some lemongrass may also help to get rid of the mosquitos.

I've been looking at some plants to grow that will attract them both for their beauty and for their help. 

Thanks for the tip  :salute:

I don't know about any specific plants to attract dragonflies. No doubt a pond will do the trick but will attract gnats and mosquitos as well.


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #52 on: April 06, 2017, 08:47:20 PM
How have I missed this thread for 2 months :think:

Excellent pics Ronald  :o Love them all :like: :like:


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #53 on: April 06, 2017, 09:41:21 PM
Thanks, P. Easy to miss a couple of threads. I have about 1000 pages of backlog.   :-\


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #54 on: April 07, 2017, 04:22:12 AM
Back when we first changed to the current theme I accidentally pressed the "Mark all threads as read " button :facepalm: So I don't have that many pages on my unread now :whistle: :D

Still easy for me to miss threads though :think:


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #55 on: April 07, 2017, 09:00:15 AM
Lol!  :facepalm:
If only you could mark all threads as unread...
Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #56 on: April 09, 2017, 05:47:20 PM
A week ago the first Large Red Damselfly was spotted in the Netherlands. So with the weather conditions being excellent today, I had to go out and find one for myself! The hunting season is open!
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #57 on: April 09, 2017, 05:50:30 PM
I also spotted this Orangetip butterfly, and several other species.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #58 on: April 10, 2017, 03:19:38 AM
Excellent 8) :like: :like:


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #59 on: April 10, 2017, 09:48:04 AM
Fab stuff Ronald.  :tu:
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