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Erland R.N.



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Location: Kolding, Denmark

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 4:32 pm    Post subject: Rössjöholm #2 Reply with quote

I guess I should add a second series of pictures from my first real macro "trip" this year. I'm in Rössjöholm, a part of Sweden quite close to Denmark, and dominated by two lakes. But I'm staying in a small house, 40 meters from a small pond (maybe 30x80 meters) where there are lots of dragonflies.

This is an early morning photo series, which started with the first picture at 7:08 AM, and ended at 11:58 AM. It shows some of the photos I took of an emerging Downy Emerald, Cordulia aenea, on the 2. of May.

First the larvae, as I found it clinging on to some vegetation above the water.

Canon 5D, Sigma 150, tripod, Mirror Lock up, uncropped.
f/16, 1/3 s, iso 200

Close to an hour later, it started breaking the exuvia above the thorax. The two pictures following, show every 3rd of 4th picture I took during the proces.


all f/11, iso 200, cropped


all f/11, iso 200, cropped

This is the most time I have ever invested in one single insect, close to five hours. It was a rather cold morning, resulting in this quite slow emergence.

Thankfully, food and coffee was only a minute away.

Very Happy
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Charles Krebs



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erland,

Quote:
This is the most time I have ever invested in one single insect


Time well spent. Thanks for posting a great sequence.
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is really awesome! Applause Great shooting Erland. It must have been really special to be able to watch and photograph all of this as it progressed. Beautiful, thanks! Surprised
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Aynia



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sequence is truly amazing.! Very Happy
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Erland R.N.



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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for comments.

Some of the time was spent looking though the viewfinder or with the naked eye at this wonder at work. Remember to look, not only photograph, as I sometimes tend to. Smile

Erland
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JoanYoung



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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has got to be the best series of photographs I have ever seen. Well done Erland and thank you so much for sharing. It was definitely worth the hours you spent taking them.
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Roy Patience



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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what a wonderful series. I have never seen anything like this before.

I had this image in my head of you standing in the swamp up to your knees in cold water dedicated to bring us this phenomenal series. Then I read the last line about coffee being nearby. It is still a great series!

Roy
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