Josey Pond chasing flies

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bill henderson
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Josey Pond chasing flies

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I've been chasing the critters all week and I sure enjoy just picking a spot and let them come to me. I only slipped once and only one leg got wet. I may be to old for this. I do not know names yet and thats my next task, finding a good ID book for dragonflies and damselflies. All were shot with a D200- 105mm Nikkor AIS-SB 800 Flash
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twebster
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Nice dragonfly images, Bill. I like chasing them, too. :) The top dragonfly is a Halloween Pennant, I don't know what the middle one is, but the bottom dragonfly is a female Flame Skimmer. Go get us more! :)
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The worst day photographing dragonflies is better than the best day working! :)

bill henderson
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Thanks for the responce and info. I think I'm addicted to these guys. Now to really improve my shots. I couldn' get the Flame Skimmer with a head on shot, maybe next time.
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Mike B in OKlahoma
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Re: Josey Pond chasing flies

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bill henderson wrote:I do not know names yet and thats my next task, finding a good ID book for dragonflies and damselflies.

Bill, I recommend this one for detailed coverage.

http://www.amazon.com/Dragonflies-Damse ... 397&sr=8-1

Stoke's Pocket Book of Dragonflies is cheaper, skimpier, and more field-useable, though.

Whichever book you try to use, these things can be a bear to identify and I often throw up my hands in frustration (damsels are worse, though, IMO). These are lovely shots.
Mike Broderick
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bill henderson
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Re: Josey Pond chasing flies

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Mike B in OKlahoma wrote:
bill henderson wrote:I do not know names yet and thats my next task, finding a good ID book for dragonflies and damselflies.

Bill, I recommend this one for detailed coverage.

http://www.amazon.com/Dragonflies-Damse ... 397&sr=8-1

Stoke's Pocket Book of Dragonflies is cheaper, skimpier, and more field-useable, though.

Whichever book you try to use, these things can be a bear to identify and I often throw up my hands in frustration (damsels are worse, though, IMO).
These are lovely shots.
Mike thanks for the book info and comments. I just ordered both books from Amazon
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beetleman
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Post by beetleman »

Very nice images Bill. It`s funny how some will land and you can get close to them and some never stop flying or will not let you get close at all. I have been trying to get a shot of this really large DF with molted wings all summer and all he does is make fun of me :cry:
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