Thursday’s Special – Focus. There be dragons!

A varied selection of some of the species of dragon flies that visit the Ark’s

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Red Veined Dropwing

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Kirby’s Dropwing

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Orange Winged Dropwing

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21 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special – Focus. There be dragons!

    1. Aren’t they gorgeous? We really are so fortunate to have them visit.
      There are still one or two about, but their season is drawing to a close. And it’s unlikely one will see any in this rainy, chilly weather

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    1. Thank you , Bill.
      I still can’t seem to get the eyes into really sharp focus, they tend to always come put looking ‘filmy’.
      I’m not sure if this is the way their eyes are or if I need a genuine macro lens. I have a standard 18-55 Canon.
      Any thoughts?

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      1. I know that extremely close-up a dragonfly has complex eyes that look like hundreds of small bumps, but I’d guess you need a real macro lens to capture it. I think without a super close-up, they do look fuzzy. Some species have the complex structure on the tip but look more filmy around the sides. If you can find one for your camera, you might want to look into macro filters. I have some for my Nikon and they’re a lot cheaper than a new lens.

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